18-year-old man dies from injuries suffered in overnight shooting

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:17pm

Metro police are investigating the overnight shooting that lead to the death of 18-year-old Laron Owens.

Owens was fatally wounded after being shot just after midnight while in the back seat of a car in North Nashville. The gunman made robbery demands of those inside the car before firing at the vehicle. Derryen Doss, 22, was struck in the shoulder.

Both men were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Doss was treated and released. Owens died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, there was an odor of marijuana upon arrival at the scene and a gun was found in a trashcan nearby.

Anyone with information on the person responsible for the shooting is urged to contact North Precinct Investigations at 862-7901 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.