NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating a security guard’s claim of self-defense following a deadly shooting at a gas station near Nissan Stadium Saturday night.
Officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven near Nissan Stadium at 227 Shelby Avenue around 11:15 p.m. in response to a Black man who had been shot in the parking lot. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died. Metro police later identified him as 25-year-old Dominique Williams.
According to Metro police, at the scene officers interviewed a female security guard who claimed Williams had been asked to leave the property 20 minutes before the shooting occurred because he didn’t have a shirt or shoes on. The security guard reported despite being asked the leave, Williams continued into the store and took a beer without paying for it.
Officials say that’s when the guard stated she attempted to knock the beer out of his hand and pepper spray him. After the encounter, the guard said Williams then returned to the store and walked toward her saying he was going to take her gun away from her and use it. The guard says that’s when she pulled out her weapon and fired one shot, striking tWilliams in the chest.
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The findings of the shooting will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office. No charges have been placed at present.
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