NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot at a North Nashville apartment complex early Friday morning.
The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the 5000 block of Scruggs Lane.
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Metro police reported officers were called to the apartment on a shots fired call and while they were en route to the scene, a resident called to say a man was not moving inside a parked Dodge van.
Responding officers found the man, identified as 18-year-old Daryl Shannon of Nashville, with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Police said two people approached the Dodge van from a silver Hyundai shortly before 5 a.m. Shannon is believed to have been shot while interacting with the two. After the gunfire, the Hyundai fled to Glastonbury Woods Apartments located in the 600 block of Glastonbury Road. The car was vacant when officers found it.
According to police, five people approached the Hyundai a short time later, including 20-year-old Brandon Waire, who has since been charged with criminal homicide. All five people were then taken to police headquarters for questioning.
Among the group was a 16-year-old who was found to be in possession of a pistol believed to be the murder weapon. The teen has been charged at Juvenile Court with being an accessory after the fact of homicide, unlawful gun possession, possession of cocaine for resale and marijuana possession.
Police determined another member of the group, 19-year-old Dakiyah Childress, was the owner of the Hyundai. Childress has since been charged with tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is believed to have altered the exterior appearance of her car by removing black duct tape from the rear bumper to try and prevent police from finding it.
A resident of the apartment complex for five years told News 2’s Peyton Kennedy she and her children feel very uncomfortable there.
“It’s an uncomfortable feeling, everybody should feel safe in their home and where they live and that’s not how we feel and it’s just a very uncomfortable feeling. We’re definitely looking forward to finding somewhere to move a little further out move with everything that goes on around here,” explained Latasha Jooch.
“Keep your kids close and just make sure you keep an eye on them because bullets don’t have names on them,” she added.
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