Police investigate deadly shooting at South Nashville motel

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 19:20:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police were called to a South Nashville motel for a homicide investigation.

The call came in early Friday morning at the motel located at 821 Murfreesboro Pike, not far from Interstate 24.

Police officials say 27-year-old Twuan West was shot and killed at the motel. The shooting happened when West was allegedly involved in a prostitution-related argument with another man and a woman.

The man and woman fled the motel in an SUV, according to police. They are believed to be locals, as a witness said he had seen them before.

Sky 5 flew over the scene and showed multiple police officers on scene. A portion of the parking lot has been roped off with crime scene tape.

Metro police have been called to South Nashville for a homicide investigation.