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Man Charged In Fatal North Nashville Shooting

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Posted at 8:20 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 15:00:53-05

A 19-year-old has been charged with homicide in connection with a fatal shooting in North Nashville that critically injured another man. 

Metro Nashville Police officers responded to 14th Avenue North just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, where they found two men suffering from gunshots.  

Marcellus Eddings has been charged with criminal homicide and attempted homicide in the case. Police said 42-year-old Jermaine Ivory was killed in the shooting. Another victim, 60-year-old Michael Jones, was injured. 

Police said Jones reported that he was helping Ivory with Christmas decorations when he went across the street to throw garbage into a nearby dumpster. 

He returned to find Ivory arguing with two men. At some point, the altercation turned physical and multiple shots were fired.  

Jones told police he hit one of the suspects with a hammer before they drove off in a black SUV. 

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

A short time later, an SUV dropped Eddings off at General Hospital, police said. He had been shot in the leg and had a head injury from blunt force trauma. 

Police said he denied being in the area of the shooting but gold tinsel in his shoelaces matched tinsel found at the scene of the shooting.  The SUV that dropped Eddings off at the hospital was also identified as the alleged getaway vehicle.

At the time of the incident, Eddings had been free on $83,000 bond after a felony drug arrest in September.

The motive for the shooting remained under investigation.