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It was a violent weekend on Madison Street

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 8:25 am

From staff reports

Nicole Christine Burk, from Murfreesboro, was being sought by the Shelbyville Police Department for criminal homicide after the stabbing death of Ronald Wade Travis Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of Gateway Church at 1250 Madison Street. Officers arrived at the scene at 8:01 a.m. Saturday.

According to a release from the Shelbyville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Travis had sustained multiple stab wounds. The release added that Travis was able to identify his attacker as Nicole Burk before being transported to Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time after arriving at the hospital.

During the CID investigation, it was made known that Burk and Travis had an estranged relationship.

Burk had reportedly left the scene in a red Ford C-Max with Tennessee Walking Horse special license plate 390WH2.

She was arrested by the Andalusia Alabama Police Department on Sunday morning.

 “The Shelbyville City Police Department would like to thank all who assist in the investigation and the arrest,” the Shelbyville Police Department said in a Facebook post.


Not a fun ride

In another incident not too far away from the Gateway location, the Shelbyville Police Department was called to the parking lot of Madison Street Self-Storage where a carnival has been held for several days.

When the officers arrived around 10:23 Friday night they were told gunshots had been heard. It has been determined the shots were fired by a juvenile or juveniles.

Police located a male who had suffered a gunshot to the arm. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Reports indicate multiple individuals were involved, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Shelbyville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 931-684-5811.