The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of a local musician.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday a shooting was reported on Old Memphis Road, in the Covington area, sheriff Shannon Beasley said. Aaron Huffman, 44, was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton.

Beasley said one person has been questioned but an arrest has not yet been made in the homicide.


Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the TBI – Memphis Field Office at 901-379-3500 or the Tipton County tip line at 901-475-3307, email at or by sending a Facebook message to the Sheriff Shannon Beasley page.

Huffman, a 1997 graduate of Covington High School, played bass with the bands Gilt Edge and Bloodshot Eyes. Among those surviving him are his wife and daughter.

This is a breaking news story. The Leader will update it as more information is known.

Echo Day
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