Police: 19-year-old dies after shooting at Nashville short-term rental

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 21:44:56-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said a 19-year-old man from Jackson, Tennessee died following a shooting at a short-term rental in Nashville.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning at 1007 11th Avenue South. Police say 19-year-old Jamarien J. Douglass of Jackson Tennessee was killed during “multiple rounds of gunfire.”

Investigators said a Memphis woman rented the home from last Friday to Wednesday. It is unclear if she is/was actually in Nashville. They said a number of people are being interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives.

Police say at least 13 people from outside Nashville attended a party at the unit Monday night.

Officers who responded to a shots fired call Tuesday morning reported they smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

They believe one or more people tried to commit a drug robbery just after 7:30 a.m.

Douglass' sister drove to Nashville from Jackson upon hearing her brother was killed in a shootout.

"I know he came with a friend and didn't come back," his sister told NewsChannel5. "All I want to know was why. He is not a person who would fight. He is not a person who would go around picking fights. He was a good kid, he just joked a lot."

Police say one car was stopped Tuesday resulting in several people being detained for questioning. One of the men who fled on foot was found near the Rochelle Center. He injured his leg while running from the scene and was taken to a hospital to be checked out. Two guns were recovered in the case.

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Detectives are using footage from surveillance cameras in the area to identify those who fired shots. One of them can be seen in the surveillance photos above. Detectives are also searching for a car, believed to be a Hyundai, that they say drove away when the shooting happened.

Anyone with information about those who took part in the gunfire is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Detectives are in communication with West Tennessee law enforcement concerning this case.