Teen shot and killed, another injured at short-term rental

Metro Police believe robbery was the motive for the shooting
Posted at 5:43 AM, Jan 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-09 07:49:29-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville police detectives believe robbery was the motive in a shooting that left one teenager dead and another injured Sunday morning in East Nashville.

Metro Police responded to the scene just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Douglas Avenue.

Investigators said 18-year-old Taurus Oglesby and a 17-year-old male were both guests at a birthday party being held at a short-term rental home. Detectives said four young men robbed the two victims, shooting both of them in the process.

Both victims were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Oglesby died. The other teen victim remains in critical condition.

Early Monday morning, 19-year-old Andre Johnson was booked into the Davidson County Jail on charges of criminal homicide, attempted homicide, and robbery in connection with this case. His arrest affidavit shows police have also identified two other suspects in this case but it's unclear whether they've also been arrested.

According to police, the home was being rented by a local woman for her 20th birthday. Reports show the four suspects were allowed into the home and a short time later, they allegedly held and robbed the people there at gunpoint.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the four suspects can call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.