Victim shot seven times, critical at Vanderbilt
One male suspect and two women have been arrested in connection with the May 27 shooting of 18-year-old
Cannon Magourick at his residence near McKenzie in Weakley County.
Malcolm Lee, Jr., 18, who is believed to live in the McKenzie area, was taken into custody on Friday during a
traffic stop in McEwen and charged with attempted murder.
Mary Beth Lyles, 20, of Martin has been charged with filing a false report after allegedly lying to a U.S. Marshal
and making a phone call warning Lee.
Katie N. Smith, 22, of Martin was charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly obtaining the vehicle Lee
was caught in. Smith was in that car with Lee when he was arrested.
More people may be charged as the investigation continues, according to Investigator Randall McGowan with the
Weakley County Sheriff’s Department.
Lee is believed to be one of at least two shooters involved.
As McGowan detailed from witness accounts, Magourick, both his parents, and his brother were all at home at
2020 Union Church Road that night when a vehicle pulled up into the driveway.
Magourick went out to see who it was, and then family members heard him yelling that someone had a gun.
The father told police that he looked out and saw two black males in the yard with his son.
Magourick was shot at least seven times and was transported from the scene by ambulance to Jackson-Madison
County General Hospital before being flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
As of press time Monday, Magourick was still at Vanderbilt, where he was listed as being in critical but stable
McGowan said that between 10 and 12 bullet holes were found in Magourick’s home.
U.S Marshals are assisting with the ongoing investigation, and McGowan said that some of those involved may
have gang affiliations.
Anyone with information about this crime should call the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office at (731) 364-5454.