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No charges filed in Christmas Day shooting

Posted: 5:39 PM, Dec 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 12:44:29-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — No charges have been filed in connection with a deadly, Christmas Day shooting in Antioch.

The incident happened around noon Tuesday at a home on Creekview Drive.

Metro Nashville police said Montarius Bean admitted to shooting 18-year-old Alijah C. Williams after the victim allegedly showed up at his family’s home, kicked his way in, and acted in a threatening manner.

Police said Williams was known to the family and had fathered a son by Bean’s sister. Neither the child nor his mother was home when Williams arrived.

Bean’s mother said she told Williams to leave and began to put some of his belongings, which the family had been storing, on the front porch.

At some point, Bean and his brother came up from a downstairs den and confronted Williams. Bean told police Williams punched him and then walked to his car saying that he “had something for them.”

Bean said he was concerned Williams was going to get a gun. He said when Williams returned to the front porch, he fired one shot, which hit Williams in the torso.

Williams went to his car and was later found by officers. He died at the scene.

Police said no gun was found in Williams’ vehicle. Bean and his brother initially left the home but later returned. Bean surrendered his gun to officers.

Once the investigation is finished, the District Attorney’s Office will decide if charges will be filed.