Charges not expected for guard who fired 4 shots at car
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro police do not expect to file charges against a security guard who fired multiple shots into an occupied vehicle early Thursday morning.
The incident began around 12:45 in the 200 block of 12th Avenue South between Demonbreun and McGavock streets.
Officers learned a security guard who patrols several properties in the area saw a couple in a physical altercation inside a vehicle parked outside the 1207 Building, located across from Whiskey Kitchen.
When the guard approached the red Honda to question the man and woman, John Scalf, who was in the driver's seat, allegedly lunged the vehicle toward him.
The guard, fearing for his safety, then fired four shots at the engine of the Honda.
No one was injured, but the vehicle was disabled.
The guard and the couple were questioned at the scene for a few hours during the initial investigation.
Police told News 2 the couple, who have yet to be identified, are newlyweds, recently married on Valentine's Day.
Their vehicle was parked in a lot where trespassing is prohibited.
Authorities do not expect to charge the security guard, although investigators plan to obtain security camera footage to determine if domestic charges are applicable to the couple.