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Police: Alleged Robber Fatally Shot By Victim In North Nashville

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Posted at 4:14 AM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:38:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Metro Police say an alleged robber was shot and killed overnight by a victim in north Nashville. At least one suspect remains at large. 

The incident was reported around 11 p.m. Sunday, at a residence on Chateau Valley Court.

Officials with Metro Police said Marcus Henley and Maurice Harris were standing in front of Harris' house after the Titans game when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled up. 

According to police, the alleged gunman, identified as 22-year-old Clarence Goins, was armed with a semi-automatic pistol when he got out of the SUV and demanded their belongings. 

A second suspect also got out of the Jeep and took Henley's wallet, while police said Goins grabbed the keys to Harris' Chrysler 300 sedan. As Goins was getting inside the vehicle, Henley, who was armed, pulled a gun.

Police said Goins opened fire, which led to Henley shooting back in self-defense.

Goins was struck and died at the scene. Authorities were able to  recover his weapon. 

The other suspect got into their white SUV and drove off. Henley and Harris remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

"We have a vehicle description and obviously have a deceased suspect on the scene, so with that information we expect some leads will come forth out of that," said Capt. Jason Starling with Metro Police.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. You can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.