By JB Clark
HOLLY SPRINGS – Less than two days after fatally shooting a man at his door, Graceland Too owner Paul McLeod was found dead Thursday on the front porch of his home.
No foul play is suspected.
There were no obvious signs of trauma, according to Marshall County Coroner Richard Anderson.
“There was no blood or anything. It appears to be natural, but it is a pending case until the autopsy is done.”
Anderson said McLeod, 70, was spotted by a driver around 7 a.m. on his front porch, slumped over a chair.
His death came less than two days after McLeod fatally shot a man, Dwight David Taylor Jr., 28.
Police said Taylor came to McLeod’s front door asking for money and tried to force the door back open after McLeod denied him. At that time, McLeod shot Taylor one time in the chest with a .45-caliber handgun.
Police said Taylor did not come to McLeod’s home for a tour.
McLeod’s attorney, Phillip K. Knecht, said in a statement that McLeod had been “battling ill health for some time.”
He added, “We can’t be sure of anything right now, but nothing points to suicide or foul play. We await an official autopsy, but his ill health, combined with the stress from (the shooting) tragedy, leads me to believe it was a very unfortunate natural occurrence.”
No charges had been filed against McLeod regarding Tuesday night’s shooting. McLeod was taken into custody by police and then released after questioning.
Graceland Too, located at 200 East Gholson St., a few blocks from downtown Holly Springs, is known as a 24/7 museum and Elvis Presley shrine.
The museum attracts Elvis fans from all over the world as well as late-night adventurers from surrounding college towns.