JACKSON – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged a suspect Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting in Humboldt that happened earlier this week while a search is still underway for the shooter who is currently on the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive list.
Cameron Michael Bufford, 33, of Humboldt, was arrested and charged Wednesday with one count of aggravated assault. On Sunday at about 9:15 p.m., Titus Middlebrook, 20, of Milan, was shot to death in the front seat of a blue Dodge Avenger. Middlebrook was discovered after the car he was in struck a house. TBI agents and Humboldt police developed two persons of interest, Bufford, and 27-year-old Albert Jones Smith Jr., of Humboldt. Investigators believe Buford attempted to drag Middlebrook from his vehicle while Smith was holding Middlebrook at gunpoint at 121 Craddock Street before the shooting happened. A first-degree murder warrant was issued for Smith.
Smith remains on the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list with a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to his whereabouts and arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous and should be approached with caution. Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts may call TBI at 800-824-3463 or Humboldt police at 731-784-1322.