Dear Residents & Parents,
We understand there are a lot of questions about the incident that occurred on Saturday; we sincerely empathize with our concerned residents and parents. We want to keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We have learned that an Aspen Heights resident hosted a graduation celebration at her home Saturday evening. The police were dispatched to the gathering after receiving a complaint on the non-emergency line. The officers asked the resident to reduce the volume and the resident complied. Over the next half hour, a large number of uninvited guests began arriving. The Aspen Heights courtesy officer, a Murfreesboro police officer and Aspen Heights resident, was in route to disband the gathering when shots were heard. It was explained that a disagreement had escalated resulting in gunfire. Four people sustained non-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital. The fifth person injured is currently recovering in the hospital. While a person of interest has been identified, the investigation is still ongoing and we will continue to work with the MPD in any way that we can.
As a parent myself and a resident of Aspen Heights, I understand the uneasiness you must be feeling. We have two Murfreesboro Police Officers we employ as courtesy officers that live on site with their families as well. We assure you they are extending every effort to maintain peace and order in the community. We are supplementing their efforts with two additional MPD officers to patrol our neighborhood every day from 10:30 PM through 3:30 AM. We have requested our officers strictly enforce the community guidelines limiting the number of guests for each house. As a reminder, our courtesy officers can be reached after hours by calling the office at 615-295-8348 and following the prompts.
While we have heard from a number of concerned residents and parents, the volume of encouraging emails and calls has been overwhelming. I am so appreciative of the compassion you all have shown me, my site team and each other. The sense of community serves as a real reminder of why I chose to live and work at Aspen Heights.
We are committed to serving you and meeting your needs as a valued customer and neighbor. Please reach out to me if I can be of any assistance as we wait to learn additional details.