Detective Tanisha Pughsley’s death: A timeline of events

On July 8, Montgomery, Alabama detective Tanisha Pughsley was killed in her home by ex-boyfriend Joshua John Franklin. Her death is the latest in a string of killings that have rocked her small town and have drawn national attention to the city in recent years.

What happened the night Pughsley was killed

Detective Tanisha Pughsley, 38, was fatally shot while investigating a breaking and entering in progress on November 18, 2016.

According to the Baltimore County Police Department, at approximately 9:15 PM, Pughsley and her partner were called to the 3700 block of Loch Raven Boulevard for a report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, they found that someone had broken into a vehicle parked in the driveway and had stolen property from it. As Pughsley and her partner began to conduct their investigation, they were approached by four suspects who began shooting at them. Pughsley was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction and have not been apprehended as of this writing. It is still unknown what motive may have been behind the shooting or what connection the suspects may have had to Pughsley or her investigation.

How the ex-boyfriend ended up charged with capital murder

Detective Tanisha Pughsley’s death: A timeline of events

On March 1, 2018, the ex-boyfriend of Detective Tanisha Pughsley was charged with capital murder after her body was found in a wooded area in southwest Memphis. Here is a timeline of events leading up to this charge:

November 2017 – Tanisha Pughsley and her ex-boyfriend, Antwan Goodson, break up. She files for a restraining order against him.

March 1-2, 2018 – Detective Tanisha Pughsley’s body is found in a wooded area in southwest Memphis. Her death is ruled a homicide.

What led to the charge of capital murder

On March 1st, 2019, Detective Tanisha Pughsley was found dead in her car. According to the Houston Police Department, the detective had been shot in the head.

As of now, there is still no clear motive for the murder, but investigators believe that there may be a link to a recent case that Pughsley was working on. According to reports, it has been speculated that the detective’s death may have been connected to the investigation of a group of people suspected of being involved in a drug trafficking ring.

Since Pughsley’s death, several members of the police department have been placed on leave as part of an internal investigation. The suspect in her murder has not yet been found, and anyone with information about the case is urged to contact authorities.

Who else is involved?

On the night of January 9, 2018, Detective Tanisha Pughsley was found dead in her car after leaving work. The Baltimore Police Department has since launched a homicide investigation into her death.

Below is a chronological list of events in relation to Detective Pughsley’s death:

January 9, 2018 – Detective Tanisha Pughsley is found dead in her car after leaving work. Baltimore Police Department announces that they are investigating her death as a homicide.


As police investigate the death of Detective Tanisha Pughsley, a timeline of events has come to light. On March 20th, 2019, Detective Pughsley was found unresponsive in her home after not responding to calls for service. Medical personnel were called and pronounced her dead at the scene; however, an autopsy revealed that she had died from blunt force trauma to the head. Since then, investigators have been working tirelessly to piece together what led up to this tragic incident and determine any possible suspects.

Asif malik

I'm a senior editor at Adsswift, covering all topics like business news and technology. I also co-author The Current on different websites .

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