Franklin police investigate fatal shooting, make arrest

FRANKLIN, Ky. – Franklin police are investigating the fatal shooting death of Tifton C. Gamble.

Police were called to the home of Samuel Bernett Allen, 513 Brevard Street at 8:25 p.m. Monday night where they found a man with gunshot wounds lying on the ground in front of the home, according to Allen’s arrest citation.

Allen, 43, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in Gamble’s death.

Gamble, 42, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Franklin police officers administered first aid at the scene, according to a release from Franklin Police Department. Gamble was taken by ambulance to The Medical Center at Franklin.

Police talked to Allen at the scene. He said, “go ahead and arrest me” after police read him his Miranda warning, according to his arrest citation.

Allen told police that Gamble made several threats to him and that Gamble had been seen trying to kick in the doors of other residents, according to Allen’s arrest citation. Allen also told police that Gamble banged on his door and he thought Gamble might be trying to hurt his fiancee.

Allen told police Gamble was shot with a 9 mm handgun in front of Allen’s home just as someone pulled into Allen’s driveway. Allen also said he wanted to have an attorney present before admitting to pulling the trigger, according to his citation.

Allen said the handgun would not be found and it was in a place inaccessible to children, according to his citation.

“This was between two people, so at this point we don’t see that the community is in any danger of any further violence in reference to this incident,” Lieutenant Dale Adams, Franklin Police Department, says.

Neighbors said the area often has a police presence.

“Every two or three days, there’s four or five squad cars up there,” an unidentified neighbor told WNKY.

Allen is lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.