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Sumner County man charged in fatal shooting

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Huene Darvaine McFarland

A Sumner County man has been charged with second degree murder after police say he shot and killed a house guest he invited over for drinks Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 1000-block of Brixton Boulevard in the Creekside subdivision off Long Hollow Pike around 6:50 p.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report a dead person inside the residence, according to an arrest affidavit.

At the scene, officers found Huene Darvaine McFarland, 55, outside the home with blood on his clothing and hands, according to police. Inside, a white male with two, close-range gunshot wounds to the head was also found near a gun belonging to McFarland.

"Mr. McFarland stated he met the deceased earlier in the day and invited him over to drink vodka, and has no recollection of (the victim's) actual demise," according to an arrest affidavit. "Mr. McFarland did state he kept the firearm in question in a drawer of his dresser, loaded and ready to use and would have to have intentionally retrieved it for use."

The Gallatin News has chosen not to identify the victim pending notification of his family.

In addition to second degree murder, McFarland has also been charged with public intoxication and simple assault on a police officer after he allegedly punched a detective while in an ambulance.

As of Wednesday, McFarland was still being held in the Sumner County Jail on $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on March 8.

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