Police looking for suspect after East Nashville shooting

Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 07:16:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One is dead and another is injured Friday with life-threatening conditions after a shooting in East Nashville.

Police said the two were shot at in a black Toyota on the corner of Gallatin Avenue and Maxwell outside a 7-Eleven around 3:30 p.m.

The man who died is Tywane Miller, 37. The passenger in the vehicle is 29-years-old, and police said she is expected to be OK. She suffered injuries to her jaw and her hand.

The incident happened when the two were suddenly blocked by a white Ford Flex, with the suspects opening fire on the Toyota.

Following the shooting, police said an officer followed the Ford Flex on Shelby Avenue on Interstate 24. The suspects fled, causing a high-speed chase.

The suspects' vehicle sideswiped the retaining wall of I-40 and four other cars before crashing. The three people inside got out and walked on the interstate, which slowed traffic.

The three suspects then took a Nashville man's 2013 Suburu Forester and pistol-whipped him. Investigators later found the Forester abandoned in Bourdeaux.

Metro Police released information on the Wednesday after the shooting saying 30-year-old Michael Clay was wanted for the carjacking and named him as a person they wanted to question about the murder.

Michael Clay

Police say Clay was on parole. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison for attempted murder in 2011.

If you see Michael Clay or know where he is, call 615-742-7463.