NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police have withdrawn warrants against a man who was implicated in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.
Police said homicide detectives interviewed Saamia Boyce Jr. on Tuesday night and decided to withdraw the warrants to investigate his claim that he was misidentified by a witness.
After an interview tonight w/Saamia Boyce Jr., detectives are withdrawing warrants against him for the murder of Alexis Douglas to further investigate Boyce's claim that he was mistakenly identified by a witness. Detectives continue to investigate evolving information in the case— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 23, 2020
The shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. Monday at the Terrace Park Townhomes off of Elm Hill Pike.
Metro police said 29-year-old Alexis Douglas and her boyfriend were shot inside her apartment. Douglas died at the scene. Fernandez sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said two children, ages 6 and 5, were also in the apartment but did not see the shooting. Both are now with family.
The investigation remains ongoing.