Shooting death of teenager marks Nashville’s 5th homicide in 4 days

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Nashville Thursday night, marking the city’s fifth homicide in less than a week.

Officers responded around 5:45 p.m. to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where they said Chri’Shawn Harbison had been driven to the hospital in a dark gray Nissan Altima.

Harbison, who had been shot, was pronounced dead from his injuries, according to investigators.

Police said they interviewed the two people who drove Harbison to the hospital, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man. Detectives determined Harbison was likely shot while inside of the Altima, but the location of that fatal shooting was not disclosed.

Chri’Shawn Harbison (Photo submitted by family)

As the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation, police said no charges had been placed and the case would be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office.

The police department has worked five homicides since Monday, two of which have resulted in arrests on a charge of criminal homicide.

Adam Pickle, a 23-year-old man from Smyrna, was shot to death at the Villages of Meadowood Apartments on Rice Road in Antioch around 7 p.m. Monday. Police said Pickle, who was at the complex to sell marijuana, was fatally shot as he attempted to drive away after two men tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Later that night, detectives said Brandon Dement, 28, shot and killed his fiance, Cortney Moyers, 21, inside of their home on Ewing Drive, just outside of East Nashville. Dement was arrested on a charge of criminal homicide.

Police have not yet identified a man fatally shot just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Lagrange Drive in Bordeaux. Officers said the man, who appeared to be in his late 20s, was shot outside and ran to a home for help. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Rigoberto Garcia Blanco, 58, was charged with criminal homicide after a man was stabbed to death around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday inside of a home on Brooke Valley Drive. Officers said a man, who has not been publicly identified, had suffered a fatal stab wound to his neck.

The Metro police Homicide Unit is also investigating after 60-year-old James Springer, who had been reported missing Wednesday night, was found dead Thursday morning on the side of West Hamilton Road near Drakes Branch Road. Police said he died from head trauma, but stopped short of labeling the case a homicide.

News 2 is tracking homicides investigated by the Metro Nashville Police Department for the year 2021. Click the image above to view the interactive Homicide Tracker.

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