NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a claim of self defense after an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the breezeway of an East Nashville apartment complex Thursday night.
Officers responded just before 8:30 p.m. to a shooting on Dellway Villa Road, off Dickerson Pike.
When police arrived, they said they located Qamaurio Williams in a breezeway with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. The side of the building and several cars nearby also had bullet holes.
Williams was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, investigators said.
Detectives spoke with the 20-year-old shooter, who claimed he left his apartment and was approached by Williams, who grabbed him and demanded money at gunpoint. The man said he pulled his own weapon and fired at Williams.
Police said the man surrendered the weapon used in the shooting and officers were unable to locate a second gun at the scene.
After providing a statement to detectives, the shooter was allowed to leave the police department and no charges were placed on him.
The fatal shooting remains under investigation.