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Detectives Seeking Public's Assistance in Identifying Two Young Men Seen in Area of Fatal Shooting



East Precinct detectives are working to identify two young men who ran from the area just after the August 13 fatal shooting of Robert Coughlin, 23, inside a home where he rented an apartment in the 600 block of Shelby Avenue.

Detectives are pursuing active leads in the case while also working to locate Evan Smith-Erving, 23. Smith-Erving is the registered owner of a silver Mercedes-Benz C320 bearing Tennessee tag 2U97Y6 that left the immediate area around the time of the fatal shooting. East Precinct detectives have been working to locate the Mercedes and Smith-Erving since the murder.

Anyone who recognizes the two young men from the attached surveillance photos or knows the whereabouts of Smith-Erving or his vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.


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