NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A homicide investigation is underway after a teenager was shot and killed in the parking lot of a South Nashville apartment complex early Friday morning.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Emerson Apartments along Harding Place for a “shots fired” call at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.
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Upon arrival, police said they found 16-year-old Diego Morente-Chiroy sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Based on the investigation, Morente-Chiroy lived in Inglewood, but he took a relative’s vehicle — without that person’s knowledge — to the South Nashville apartment complex, authorities said. However, investigators have yet to determine why the teenager was there.
If you have any information about this deadly shooting, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a $5,000 cash reward in homicide cases.
Since Morente-Chiroy was originally from Guatemala, a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money to send his body there following his funeral. If you would like to donate, click here.
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