Warrants withdrawn against man accused of killing ex-girlfriend at Donelson apartment

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police have withdrawn warrants against the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and wounding her current boyfriend inside a Donelson apartment.

Officers responded around 11:45 p.m. Monday to a shooting at Terrace Park Townhomes on Elm Hill Pike near Interstate 40.

When police arrived, they said they located 29-year-old Alexis Douglas and her boyfriend with gunshot wounds. Douglas, who had been shot multiple times, was pronounced dead, while her boyfriend was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, according to investigators.

Detectives had initially been looking for Saamia Boyce, Jr., 28, Douglas’ ex-boyfriend, who police believed used a key to open the door to her apartment, then fired multiple shots at the couple as they sat on the couch, striking both of them.

Following an interview with Boyce Tuesday night, the department withdrew warrants on charges of murder and attempted murder so detectives could further investigate Boyce’s claim that witnesses mistakenly identified him as the shooter.

Saamia Boyce Jr
Saamia Boyce Jr (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Two children, ages five and six, were inside the apartment at the time of the killing, but were not injured, investigators said.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation by Metro police.

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