Slain teen's father demands gunman face charges - WKRN News 2

Slain teen's father demands gunman face charges

Posted: Updated: Jun 12, 2014 05:01 PM
Jordan Garrett, 18, was shot and killed in March. Jordan Garrett, 18, was shot and killed in March.

The father of a teen killed in south Nashville is demanding the man who shot his son be charged.

Jordan Garrett, 18, was shot on March 16 near the intersection of Maury and Fain streets in south Nashville.

Metro police did not charge the shooter at the time of the shooting because he said the 18-year-old was trying to rob him.

After the shooting, the man who shot Garrett and another man with him fled the area. They called 911 about 15 minutes later.

Garrett’s father, Torie Ayers, showed News 2 his son Jordan Garrett’s official autopsy report that he just received.

The report states his son was shot multiple times in the back.

“My son was not a robber, a killer or anything like that. He was just a kid in the streets,” Ayers said. “I don't care what he was doing, he didn't deserve to die.”

Ayers is asking for investigators to charge the man who shot Garrett and tell the family more about what happened.

“They didn’t find a gun on the scene so where does self-defense come from?” Ayers asked. “For him to be shot five times, that is overkill.”

Metro police turned the case over to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office.

In a statement emailed to News 2, the DA said, “Based on the information in the police report, including interviews with individuals involved, there appears to be a valid claim of self-defense and the case will not be prosecuted at this time. If any new or additional information is developed in this case, our office would review that as well.”

Garrett was expecting two children this fall.

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