Man charged after injuring 3 in south Nashville shootout

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have made an arrest in a shooting that left four people, including the perpetrator, injured in south Nashville Friday.

Twenty-four-year-old Tyson Oglesby was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with three counts of attempted criminal homicide. He was also served with outstanding warrants charging him with engaging in a cocaine conspiracy and possession of cocaine for resale.

Authorities named Oglesby as a suspect in a shooting that happened at an apartment in the 1000 block of Second Avenue South.

According to Metro police, he arrived at the home just before 1 p.m. Friday. He then got into an argument with Derrick Stafford, 40, and the two men exchanged gunfire.

Oglesby’s shots struck Stafford and two women who were inside the apartment. The female victims were not seriously injured, but Stafford was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. Stafford died from his injuries Monday.

Oglesby, who was also struck by a bullet during the gunfight, fled to an east Nashville home in the 900 block of North 12th Street.

A friend then drove him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was treated for gunshot wounds and released overnight Friday.

Upon his release, Oglesby was arrested and taken to jail, where he is being held on $925,000 bond.

After searching the 12th Street home, authorities say they found cocaine, marijuana, three guns and cash.

A motive for the shooting was not immediately known and the investigation continues.

This is the second shooting this week at the Second Avenue South apartment. On Thursday, Juwaun Martindale, 23, was shot in the arm while standing outside.

He was in the apartment during Friday’s shooting but was not injured.News 2 is committed to tracking crime across Middle Tennessee. Visit for more coverage.

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