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Detectives Working to Identify Gunmen who Fired into 4th of July Gathering, Killing Maurice Bowers



North Precinct detectives are working to identify two gunmen who Saturday night fired indiscriminately into a group of people outside a house in the 500 block of Phipps Drive, striking and fatally injuring Maurice Bowers, 31.

According to witnesses, Bowers was attending a party at the residence when the gunmen began firing into the crowd, striking him. Bowers was driven by personal vehicle to Skyline Medical Center where he died.

The incident was captured on surveillance video, which can be found at these links:

The gunman who is seen running from the suspect car, a dark Dodge Dart, is a black man with approximately 6” long twists in his hair.

The motive for this fatal shooting, and whether Bowers was the intended target, remains under investigation. Anyone with information about Bowers’ murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. The direct web link to provide mobile tips is


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