NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway after a man was found dead from a shooting south of downtown Nashville early Wednesday morning.

Authorities were called to Fain Street just after midnight. Arriving officers said they found the victim — later identified as Christopher Lamont Jones, 47 — dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Nashville Fire Department officials pronounced Jones dead at the scene.

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Witnesses reported hearing 10-15 shots and seeing a maroon Lincoln Town Car with a broken back window driving through the area after those gunshots.

According to an affidavit, convicted felon Travis Lamont Blakemore, 37, was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and found an AR-15 in the back seat of this vehicle.

Travis Lamont Blakemore (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

While he was interviewed about the Fain Street murder, he reportedly told police he fired a gun toward a vehicle driving on Lewis Street toward Green Street during the incident. Officials said shell casings were collected from the scene where Blakemore said he fired from.

Blakemore is currently faced with a felony weapon charge.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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