NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested a suspect nearly a year after he allegedly fired multiple shots at a man who tried to stop a robbery attempt in South Nashville. 

The shooting happened on Nov. 17, 2022, at 5:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Fannie Williams Street off Nolensville Road. 

Metro police said officers were sent to the area after receiving reports about a man who had been shot at the location. 

Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and leg. The man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition, according to police. 

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An arrest report states that Carlos Morales-Blass was on the victim’s property attempting to steal a car jack to lift a vehicle prior to the shooting. 

That’s when the victim, who was unarmed, grabbed Blass from behind in an attempt to stop the theft.  

Blass was able to retrieve a firearm and fired multiple shots toward the man at close range, according to an arrest report.

A witness was able to identify Blass as the shooter. At the scene, the victim allegedly told officers that he recognized Blass as a homeless man who frequented the area.

Blas was arrested on Monday, Sept. 10 and now faces a felony attempted criminal homicide charge. He remains in Metro Jail on a $502,500 bond.