NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has died after a fight led him to being run over by an SUV in North Nashville.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the parking lot of Northwest Liquors.
Authorities said 50-year-old Perry Shannon was inside Northwest Liquors when he was approached by a shirtless man who reportedly initiated a conversation. Shannon left the store and got into his Chevrolet Equinox when the shirtless man approached his vehicle and began punching Shannon.
A second man — identified as 47-year-old Darrell Walker of Atlanta — allegedly saw what was happening and tried to intervene. That’s when the shirtless man reportedly punched him and knocked him to the ground.
Shannon tried to back out and leave, with the shirtless man hanging onto his SUV. In doing so, Shannon ran over Walker, who was lying on the ground, according to investigators.
The shirtless man, who has not been identified, ultimately let go of the SUV and fled the scene. Detectives are working to identify him and charges are anticipated.
Shannon left, but later returned to the scene, while Walker was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died, according to police.
Police said Shannon had an unrelated outstanding warrant and was taken into custody. He has been charged with driving on a revoked license and not having insurance.