Police: 19-year-old killed in shooting on Clarksville Pike

Posted at 5:50 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 00:07:25-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 19-year-old was shot and killed in an apartment on Clarksville Pike in Nashville.

Juerno Brown Jr. was killed in Wednesday night's shooting. Brown and several others were visiting a friend in his bedroom when one of two guns in the room discharged, hitting Brown.

Another 19-year-old was handling the gun when it went off, according to police. Those who didn't live in the apartment ran away.

Detectives have identified the 19-year-old suspected of handling the gun when the fatal shot was fired and are working to locate him.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story called the shooting accidental. However, police clarified that detectives are still working to determine whether or not the gun discharged accidentally.