NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a claim of self-defense in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man killed while riding a three-wheeled motorcycle outside of a KFC in Bordeaux late Wednesday night.
Officers responded around 11:45 p.m. to a reported shooting on Clarksville Pike near the Cumberland River.
Police said Cleveland Shaw, Jr. had been fatally shot while driving a 3-wheeler, known as a Slingshot. His 18-year-old passenger was also wounded, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to investigators.
Detectives determined Shaw and the 18-year-old were among several people gathered in the parking lot of Cumberland View public housing a short time earlier.
After the pair left in the Slingshot, police said gunshots were fired at them from a car, as they crossed the Clarksville Pike bridge over the Cumberland River.
The car from which the shots were believed to be fired was recovered Thursday morning in a church parking lot on Buena Vista Pike, investigators said.
Metro police said the 22-year-old man suspected of firing the fatal gunshot showed up at the department’s headquarters Thursday afternoon with his attorney and consented to an interview.
The man explained he shot at Shaw in self-defense after bullets were fired at him first, according to detectives.
No charges have been placed against the 22-year-old man, as of Thursday night, as the investigation remains ongoing.