Man dead in shooting south of downtown Nashville; suspect sought

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Nashville Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a man dead just south of downtown Nashville.

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The shooting was reported in the 100 block of Charles E Davis Boulevard in the J.C. Napier Homes around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas H. Givens (Source: MNPD)

Police say the suspect, 41-year-old Thomas Givens, and a woman were arguing when 26-year-old Ernest Johnson confronted Givens, who then pulled out a handgun and shot Johnson multiple times.

The suspect fled the scene on a motorcycle while Johnson was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s murder, including the whereabouts of Thomas Givens, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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