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Man Fatally Shot Monday Afternoon Identified



North Precinct detectives are working to identify the gunman who this afternoon fatally wounded Aquan Avant, 20, in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue North.

According to witnesses, Avant and three acquaintances were standing outside a residence at 3:15 p.m. when the gunman approached them on foot and opened fire, striking Avant. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

The suspect, who fled on foot, is described as a young black man with short hair. He wore a black track suit.

Anyone who has information about the murder of Aquan Avant is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.


Aquan Avant, 20