Man shot dead in south Nashville parking lot - WKRN News 2

Man shot dead in south Nashville parking lot

Posted: Updated: Feb 7, 2014 03:26 PM CST
24-year-old Tahj Brown 24-year-old Tahj Brown
20-year-old Anthony Alexander 20-year-old Anthony Alexander
The suspect's vehicle was captured on surveillance. The suspect's vehicle was captured on surveillance.

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of an apartment complex in south Nashville.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Bavaria Apartments located in the 4500 block of Packard Drive off Apache Trail.

Police said the victim, Tahj Brown, was staying at the complex with his girlfriend when he went outside to meet someone inside a small white Dodge sedan.

Anthony Alexander was inside the car. Police said he shot Brown before pushing him out of the car.

Brown was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A stray bullet entered Judy Counts' apartment, barely missing her.

"I was coming out of the closet door and that's when the bullet hit the glass, and I felt little pieces of glass, but I wasn't hurt," Counts told News 2.

She said she first thought it was just a drive-by shooting, but looked down her balcony and saw emergency personnel trying to save Brown's life.

"The firemen were working on him. We saw him putting the tube down his throat, doing CPR, and we were hoping he would make it," Counts stated, adding, "It's scary to think about."

Surveillance cameras at Bavaria Apartments photographed what police believe is the getaway vehicle.

Counts hopes the photos lead to an arrest, but until then, it's going to be a while before she feels safe in her bedroom again.

"I'm frightened to even look out the window or stand over there now," she said.

Police said Thursday's deadly shooting was drug-related.

Alexander, 20, is last known to have lived on Ewingdale Drive. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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