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Man Critically Injured June 1 During Apparent Drug-Related Robbery Dies

6/24/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The man critically injured on June 1 during an apparent drug-related robbery/ shooting inside a short term rental in the 1200 block of Joseph Avenue has died.

Ibrahim Oruc, 48, was one of three persons who reportedly met two men at the house. Once inside, there was an apparent confrontation between the two parties and one of the men pulled out a gun and ordered Oruc and his two companions to the ground. Oruc reportedly attempted to run away when the gunman fired, striking Oruc in the torso. Oruc, of California, was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died today.

The suspects took several bags from the location and fled. The gunman is described as a heavy set black man in his late 30s. He is approximately 6’2” tall. The second suspect, who was also armed with a handgun, is described as a black man who is approximately 5’7” tall. He had short twisted dreads with red tips.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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