One Killed, One Injured During Attempted Robbery In Bordeaux
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a man who was shot in the head during a robbery attempt in Bordeaux passed away Tuesday afternoon.
Laron Owens, 18, died of his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being shot in the head around midnight Tuesday in the 3200 block of Curtis Street. Derryen Doss, 22, was shot in the shoulder, but has since been released from the hospital.
Police said Owens, Doss, and 19-year-old Leontay Harris were inside a 2004 Pontiac Grand parked near Owens' home when the gunman opened fire.
"We believe it's robbery, just based on what was said to the victims just before the shots were fired," said Metro Police Captain Kenneth Walburn said early Tuesday.
Police said the suspect ran off on foot. K-9 units were on scene to help track the scent of the gunman, but he was not located.
A group of young men had reportedly been standing outside the car prior to the shooting. Police said officers smelled marijuana upon their arrival, and a gun was recovered from a nearby trash can.
Harris was not hurt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Precinct Investigations at (615) 862-7901 or Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.