Police ID teen gunned down in East Nashville

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:09am
Staff reports

The suspect is still on the loose after a fatal shooting Tuesday night in East Nashville.

Metro police say Deonte Darrington, 18, was shot and killed at 4:45 p.m. when a man in dark clothing walked up to a group standing near the James Cayce Homes on South Seventh Street.

Darrington and the suspect apparently got into an argument before the man pulled a gun and fired several shots at the teen. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

The suspect is described as a black teen with long dreadlocks who is approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


6 Comments on this post:

By: fightcrib on 1/20/10 at 11:10

Another youth's life wasted. I hope his life gets honored properly by being mentioned in a rap song.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/20/10 at 2:32

show some respect for the family, fightcrib. shame on you.

By: tomw on 1/21/10 at 7:44

I'm very sorry for the family's loss.
Once again, something that happens in one part of town (East Nashville this time), is attributed to having taken place in South Nashville.

By: fightcrib on 1/21/10 at 10:48

I'm sorry for the loss of this young man as well. I think my original point was that I'm tired of this sort of murdering and gunplay being glorified in Rap videos.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/21/10 at 11:09

i'm glad you clarified, fightcrib.

By: wrglwright on 1/22/10 at 8:08

another life taken and more than likely the shooter Again was on probation or out on bond for something else, come on Nashville we need to get to the top where it all falls down, legislature! This has become a hub for thugs. Rap song or not my son died a violent death at the hands of no care for life thugs. Until someone high on the food chain looses a loved one to violent death its never going to stop. Convention center????????? How about stiffer laws and inacting 3 strikes law we do have that in this state you know?