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One dead in weekend shooting

Staff Report

Tallassee police are investigating a homicide that occured on Friday, Dec. 3 at the 100th block of Jefferson Street.

Authorities responded to a report of gunfire at approximately 5 p.m. The victim was Bruce Yarbrough, 55, of Tallassee. He was pronounced dead on the scene.


"Officers located Mr. Yarbrough in the front yard of a residence," TPD chief Matthew Higgins noted in a press release. "Two subjects, who were also at the residence, were detained for questioning. It was discovered that one of the subjects, Anthony Bentley, age 40, was involved in the altercation."

Bentley, also of Tallassee, was detained. The investigation is ongoing.