Police: Man claims self-defense in deadly Nashville shooting

Posted at 5:52 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 14:13:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say a man has claimed self-defense in a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Nashville.

The shooting happened Thursday night at the Dellway Villa Apartments, located just off Dickerson Pike.

According to police, 20-year-old Phillip Sullivan said he had just left an apartment when 18-year-old Qamaurio Williams allegedly approached him in the breezeway, grabbed him and demanded money at gunpoint.

Sullivan said he pulled his gun and shot Williams multiple times. Williams was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he died. Neither man lived at the apartment complex.

Police said Sullivan left the area and later called the emergency communications to report the shooting. His gun was collected. They said a second gun was not recovered at the scene.

Investigators said he was allowed to leave the police precinct after giving a statement.

No charges have been filed against Sullivan. The investigation continues.