It was an apparent marijuana deal gone sour that led to Sunday night’s fatal shooting of 26-year-old William Black, police said.
Metro detectives are looking for Torrey Jackson, 21, whom they said was present at the time of the shooting, which occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday outside a home on Zermatt Avenue.
South Precinct detectives believe Black drove to the home to buy marijuana. But, instead, an argument over the deal allegedly occurred inside his vehicle, leading to shots being fired.
Police aren’t sure if a struggle over a gun may have led to the shooting or if another gun was involved, but they believe Black may have been armed when he arrived. When police arrived at the scene, they said a bag of marijuana was visible in Black’s car.
According to police, Black was on probation in relation to a four-year sentence he received last year for robbery. Similarly, Jackson has prior arrests for misdemeanor drug possession and probation violation.
Detectives said Jackson, whose last known address is on Saxon Mist Drive in the Percy Priest Lake area, was gone when police arrived and hasn’t been seen since. He is wanted for questioning regarding the shooting.
Police urge anyone seeing Jackson or knowing his whereabouts to contact South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.