Detective Charles Tatum, a 21-year veteran of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, was found dead in his home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
However, questions arose almost immediately, and colleagues doubted their friend and fellow officer would take his own life.
The investigation into Detective Tatum's death is ongoing.
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The Parting Shot case documents are presented in chronological order in the Case Files.
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Where do you start?
If this is your first look at the investigation, you may want to start with the Case Recap or one of these case documents:
- Incident report about the discovery of the body
- Biography of Charles Tatum
- Internal Affairs memo re: Detective Tatum
- Interview with Edith McElroy, who called 911
- Interview with Marion Sanders, who was dating Detective Tatum
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