One dead after shooting near motel on Wallace Road

Posted at 10:03 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 20:07:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police Department officers report that one man is dead after a shooting on Wallace Road.

Police responded to the scene at the Rodeway Inn motel Monday night. Officials said the shooting occurred at 9:10 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that 20-year-old Javion Scruggs had been shot from behind.

Police say Scruggs was walking away from a motel room and across the parking lot when a man came up behind him and fired.

The man fled the scene in a car after the shooting.

Scruggs was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.