Police Investigate Link Between Car Fire, Fatal Shooting

Posted at 5:57 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 07:50:44-05

Police said they're investigating whether an overnight car fire and shooting may be directly related to a fatal shooting in north Nashville. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said a woman claims she was walking to her car around 11:15 Thursday when a “shadowy figure” fired shots into her car.

She ran away and called police.

Around 3:30 a.m. Friday, a witness on 14th Avenue North called police about a car fire. This was the same car that had just been shot into hours earlier. 

According to police, the car belonged to the daughter of Jermain Ivory, the man who was killed in a shooting on Tuesday.

Police said Ivory and another man were hanging Christmas decorations around 11 p.m. when someone fired shots at them.

Both men were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Ivory died. The other man was listed in stable condition. 

Marcellus Eddings, age 19, has been charged with criminal homicide and attempted homicide in the case.

The cause of the car fire was still under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.