March 4, 2013, Jackson TN - Jackson investigators presented charges to the Madison County grand jury in connection with a man shooting his fiancée inside Best Buy.
Will Lutter, of Jackson, was indicted for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and especially aggravated kidnapping of Turkessa Brooks. He was also indicted for aggravated assault on a Best Buy employee.
During the investigation, police uncovered another incident that occurred on the evening before the Best Buy shooting. Around 5 p.m. on Sept. 4, Lutter, 62, pointed a gun at Brooks, 35, and her 12- year-old son at their apartment on the 700 block of Walker Road. The incident was not reported to the police at the time.
Investigators presented those facts, and the grand jury additionally indicted Lutter for two counts of aggravated assault.
Lutter is being held at the Madison County Jail on $300,000 bond. His formal arraignment is scheduled for next Monday in Madison County Circuit Court.
At 10: 45 a.m. on Sept. 5, police were called about the shooting inside Best Buy, 1170 Vann Drive.
As the first responding officer arrived on the scene, witnesses identified a man walking on the parking lot as the person who was shooting. The officer drew his gun on the man who was later identified as Lutter. A woman ran away from Lutter and toward the officer. She was identified as the shooting victim and Lutter's fiancée, Brooks, of Jackson. Following a brief stand-off, police disarmed Lutter by shooting him with a taser. His gun was recovered.
The investigation has shown that Lutter went to Best Buy to confront Brooks about their relationship.
Brooks was not a Best Buy employee but was there working for a merchandising company thatdistributes products inside Best Buy. As Brooks tried to walk away from Lutter, he grabbed her by the shoulder and shot her in the back of the head. She fell to the ground and he shot her at least two more times. A Best Buy employee, Christopher Vance, heard the shots and came to help. As Vance approached Lutter, he pointed the gun in Vance's direction placing him in fear.
Lutter was still armed with the gun as he left Best Buy with Brooks, before being taken into custody on the parking lot.
Brooks was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and then airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She later recovered from her injuries and was discharged
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