Suspect charged in Northwest Nashville shooting


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last month that critically wounded a man in Northwest Nashville.

Perry Shannon, III, was booked Monday afternoon into the Metro jail on several charges including attempted criminal homicide.

Metro police responded the night of May 9 to the scene of a shooting on 32nd Avenue North at Batavia Street.

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According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told officers he arrived at a home to pick up his children from their mother when he saw Shannon across the street.

When he tried to speak with Shannon, the victim said Shannon asked why he was there, then pulled out a gun and fired shots.

Police said the victim was hit five times and rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

He survived his injuries, officers added.

Shannon was also charged with reckless endangerment because police said the victim’s children were near him at the time of the shooting.

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