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Investigation Continues into Drug-Related Gunfire and Murder at Short Term Rental on 11th Ave South

2/9/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A drug robbery/theft is believed to be the motive behind multiple rounds of gunfire today inside and outside a short-term rental unit that was being used for a party at 1007 11th Avenue South in the Edgehill community. One man was fatally shot and died outside of the unit. He is identified as Jamarien J. Douglass, 19, of Rushmeade Road in Jackson, Tennessee. Detectives were told that the short-term rental was leased from Friday through tomorrow by a woman in Memphis. It is unclear if she is/was actually in Nashville.

The investigation, which is being led by Homicide Unit Detective Trevor VonDohlen with assistance from the TITANS (The Investigative Team Addressing Neighborhood Shootings) component of the Specialized Investigations Division, shows that at least 13 persons from outside Nashville attended a party at the unit last night. Marijuana was present and the interior still smelled strongly of marijuana when officers responded to the shooting call this morning. It is believed there was an effort by one or more individuals present to commit a drug robbery just after 7:30 a.m. Multiple rounds from multiple guns were fired. Individuals fled from the unit by vehicles and on foot. One car was stopped resulting in several persons being detained for questioning. One of the men who fled on foot was found near the Rochelle Center. He injured his leg while running from the scene and was taken to a hospital to be checked out. Thus far two guns have been recovered.

Detectives are using footage from surveillance cameras in the area to assist in identifying those who fired shots. One of those persons is depicted in two of the attached surveillance photos. A car, believed to be a Hyundai, transported persons from the scene and is also being sought (photo attached). Anyone with information about those who took part in the gunfire is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Detectives are in communication with West Tennessee law enforcement concerning this case.

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Shooting suspect
Shooting suspect

Shooting suspect
Shooting suspect

Vehicle of interest
Vehicle of interest