NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just before 4 a.m. police found a person inside a car at the Nippers Corner shopping center. The car was heavily damaged from crashing into a light pole.
After investigating, police said that the person inside the car had been shot, and according to police, the victim had been shot by a licensed security guard, Jeremy Holmes.
After conducting interviews police discovered that the victim had been at the Marathon Sports Bar when it was closing. A security guard, employed by SecurityWise, was trying to clear everyone out of the parking lot when he got into a disagreement with the victim.
The victim and a passenger got into the royal blue Saturn and started to back up to drive away. For some reason, unknown to police, the security guard then tapped on the back of the victim's vehicle and walked around to driver's side window. Then as the security guard and victim continued to argue the passenger got out of the car.
The next thing that was known, the security guard fired his gun - killing the victim. Police did say that the victim did not have a gun on him.
The police interviewed the security guard, the passenger in the victim's car and witnesses. According to police, the next step will be to decide if the security guard shot in self defense, but until then police continued to call the incident a homicide.
NewsChannel 5 has just learned that SecurityWise, Inc., has a delinquent license. The company changed its name to SecuirtyWise Protective Services, Inc., in hopes of obtaining a license, but the new company's license was still in the application progress at the time of the shooting.
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