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Deshaun Sawyers Fatally Shot Outside Harding Place Exxon


July 15, 2014


The 18-year-old fatally shot late Monday night after he met the suspect(s) at Exxon Tiger Mart, 340 Harding Place, is identified as Deshaun Sawyers, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Sawyers and four friends were driving from Murfreesboro to a party in Brentwood when Sawyers told the driver that he needed to meet someone at the Exxon.  Sawyers got out of the car, walked to the side of the building and got into an SUV, possibly a silver GMC Envoy.  Witnesses immediately heard gunshots and the victim ran from the SUV and collapsed in front of the store.  He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with information about the murder of Deshaun Sawyers or who recognizes the suspect SUV from the attached surveillance photos is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at

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