World class boxer shot to death outside karaoke bar - WKRN News 2

World class boxer shot to death outside karaoke bar

Posted: Updated: July 31, 2013 10:13 PM
Loren Ross, 48, was shot to death outside of a Nashville karaoke bar early Wednesday morning. Loren Ross, 48, was shot to death outside of a Nashville karaoke bar early Wednesday morning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A world class boxer was killed and another person injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning outside a karaoke bar just north of downtown Nashville.

The two victims were shot in the parking lot of Last Time Around on the corner of Brick Church Pike and Fern Avenue around 12:45 p.m.

Loren Ross, 48, was shot multiple times.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police believe Ross was trying to fight off the gunman when shots were fired. Robbery is believed to be the motive.

"We lost an angel. He went back home. An angel went home," neighbor Bobbi Lewis said.

Ross was a competitive boxer in the late 80s and early 90s. During his career he won three U.S.A. Amateur Boxing championships and fought against Evander Holyfiield and Riddick Bo.

After eventually turning pro, Ross retired after two years due to medical problems.

"I hope they catch this guy that cost many people a lot of grief," trainer Donnie Broadway said.

At the time of his death, Ross had 24 prior arrests in Nashville.  Charges include multiple drug offenses, as well as one weapons charge.

 The second victim, Tyrus Evans, 35, received a wound to his wrist as he was assisting someone with car trouble nearby.

He was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The gunman is described as a black man, approximately five feet, nine inches tall with a thin build.

He was wearing a tan button up shirt, which was unbuttoned, a white t-shirt underneath, blue or blue jean shorts and a white hat.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637.

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