Man charged after gunshots fired from balcony of Germantown apartment


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has been arrested after investigators said he randomly fired gunshots from the balcony of his Germantown apartment early Friday morning.

Metro police arrived around 3:45 a.m. to a report of gunfire at The Griff on Adams Street.

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When officers arrived, they said they heard approximately ten gunshots fired.

SWAT personnel and additional Metro officers responded to the complex, according to police.

Officers said Brandon Brassard, the 27-year-old suspected gunman, eventually left his apartment and surrendered to law enforcement around 8:30 a.m.

Brandon Brassard (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

A warrant obtained by News 2 states residents of the apartment building had called 911 after they saw Brassard firing his gun, while holding a glass of wine. Those callers also stated they heard him yelling and crashing into items inside of his apartment.

Following an hours-long standoff, Brassard was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

His bond was set at $10,000.

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