Police: Man with gun shot, killed outside busy South Nashville club

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A person was found dead outside a night club in South Nashville after an alleged shoot out took place late Saturday night in South Nashville, according to Metro Police.

Officials say the shooting happened at Bucanas Night Club at 3810 Nolensville Pike just before midnight on Saturday. 

Witnesses told police that the shooting victim, 38-year-old Nelson Robles, was kicked out of the club earlier that night and later returned to the establishment armed with a handgun. 

According to police, two security guards working the front door were called inside the club to remove Robles because he was causing a disturbance. Police said he threatened the guard and returned to his vehicle, driving down Nolensville Pike before returning with the gun.

In security footage from the scene, you can see Robles approach the two security guards again, threatening them again before pulling the gun and cocking it. 

“He was threatening our patrons and our security, started counting down and cocked the gun — [he] left security no choice but to protect our customers,” a representative from the club told News 2. “This individual was going to try to hurt our customers or our security guards, I believe they saved lives last night.”

Police interviewed the two security guards after the incident. No charges are being filed against them at this time. The investigation is currently ongoing and will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office when it is complete, officials say. 

“This is a very sensitive situation since a life was lost and that is terrible,” the representative told News 2. “We are collaborating fully with authorities and investigators.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates. 

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