UPDATE: Investigation continues into fatal shooting

djournal-tippah-county-stockBy Hank Wiesner

Southern Sentinel

WALNUT LAKE – Tippah County authorities continue investigating a fatal shooting Sunday on County Road 104, along with a Monday morning fire – on the same road – that destroyed a residence near where the shooting occurred, both in the Walnut Lake area.

Glen Martindale, of Walnut Lake, whose age wasn’t available, died after being shot one time with a shotgun. The shooting was reported about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, investigators said.

Authorities are questioning at least one person in connection with the case. No charges had been filed as of 3 p.m. Monday, investigators said.

An early Monday morning fire destroyed the Clinton Allen residence on County Road 104, firefighters said. Martindale was shot Sunday in front of the Allen residence, investigators said.

The fire is under investigation by the Tippah County Sheriff’s Department. No information was available about the fire’s cause or point of origin.

Three Forks volunteer firefighters were dispatched via 911 call about 7 a.m. Monday and found the front part of the single-story brick house on fire. No one was home when firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries.

“The fire had burned through the roof when we arrived,” Fire Chief Joey Jackson said. He said there was power to the house.

Walnut volunteer firefighters were also dispatched to help fight the fire, but the structure was destroyed, Jackson said.