On Sunday, July 29, Grundy County residents Kurt Brewer, 31, and Corey Henry, 30, allegedly had been arguing all day. At approximately 5:30 p.m. at a residence on 60th Avenue North in Gruetli-Laager at the home of an acquaintance of Henry where he and others were gathered for a cookout, Brewer, who had called Henry and threatened him several times, came to the residence and allegedly shot Henry.
When authorities arrived, they found Henry with multiple gunshot wounds to his leg and back. He was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga where he later died.
Authorities said Brewer was not at the shooting scene when officers got there on Sunday, but he was taken into custody a short time later at his home not too far away.
Mike Taylor, 12th Judicial District Attorney General, said that a weapon recovered at the scene has been sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) crime lab. Henry’s body has also been sent to the TBI for examination.
Brewer was charged with first-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in Grundy County General Sessions Court, where a bond could be set.
According to residents, the two men had been best friends for years and cannot understand how this could possibly have happened.