Two early morning shootings have police searching for suspects

Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:07am

Police are looking for answers in two separate Monday morning shootings, one in Antioch and another in south Nashville.

They don’t know what drove a man to pour gasoline onto the outside wall of an Antioch gas station and set fire to it. Police are also searching for three men who tried to rob a poker game on Shaylin Loop in south Nashville.

At 3:45 a.m. Monday, Metro police responded to a shots-fired call at the Shell station at 220 Crossing Place. Apparently, when the fire the man set went out on its own, the suspect fired shots into the gas station, causing damage. He also fired shots at a deliveryman at a nearby business but missed. The suspect is described only as a short, stocky man wearing all black, including a black ski mask.

The Nashville Fire Department is looking into the arson aspect of the case.

Earlier, around 1 a.m. Monday, a man knocked on a door in the 1000 block of Shaylin Loop while a poker game was going on inside. When a resident recognized the man and opened the door for him, three other armed men rushed the door and tried to force their way into the home.

Someone in the house tried to shut the door on the men, but during the struggle a round went off, hitting a man inside the home in the rear shoulder.

The suspects, described only as three black men, fled in a car described as a black and sliver Toyota Camry or Nissan Maxima. The man with the shotgun wore a bandana over his face.

The victim was taken by private vehicle to Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police encourage anyone with details in either case to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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6 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 10/11/10 at 10:05

Can we vote to remove Antioch from Metro Nashville?

By: localboy on 10/11/10 at 11:06

Another tragic case of the Lotto driving someone mad...

By: Trumpetman on 10/11/10 at 11:37

Crime is no worse in Antioch than anywhere else in Metro Nashville, actually lower than many other areas. Its just that whenever a crime reported in Antioch it is over exageratted or details are very slim leaving the readers wondering what really happened. For instance, the the shooting at the Shell gas station, for one, who knows where this man came from or his motives. The article doesn't say if he lived in Antioch or where he was from, the gas station sits right by the interstate so he could have been from anywhere. He could have been an ex-employee up set about something. The article never even mentions that the gas station was closed and that one was even in inside. So his intent must have been geared towards the store, its self or even the Shell company, who knows, then after being outraged because the building didn't burn he turned his gun on the delivery man who just happen to be across the street. So not saying this man was right but it does not and should not reflect the citizens of Antioch, nor should it make Antioch unsafe. If that was the case he would have shot the place up in broad daylight and shot people, and it would be a regular occurance at stores in the area.
As far as the second shoothing case, the article failed to mention that the indivuals in the house knew the people who where at the door thats why they originally opened the door, as stated on and So it doesn't seem like it was just an innocent little group of people having a Tea Party. And once again, who knows where the individuals came from? The shooters may have been from Brentwood, hence Shylin Loop Court is closer to being to Brentwood than any other part of Antioch... If Antioch was so bad random people would be getting shot.
Why wasn't the armed robberies of the Madison KFC late Sunday night mentioned?????

By: Trumpetman on 10/11/10 at 11:53

What about the serial bugular who burgurlized 13 homes in the West Nashville/Hillwood/West Mead area??? Should that part of town just be removed from Metro Nashville? I mean 13 bugularies of Im sure where innocent people who had worked hard for what they have, I mean they do live in the Hillwood area...

By: RTungsten on 10/11/10 at 2:37

I don't see people in West Meade playing poker at 3:45am and having thugs with guns barging into the house. It's not the crime per se that worries people, it's the type of activities that are going on that the most cause alarm. Gangs, shootings, distrubing murders, etc. How many poeple have said they refuse to visit Hickory Hollow mall because of precieved safety issues? Putting the Flea Marketing in the open won't solve the root problem, although a great temporary distraction. Maybe you should put down the trumpet and realize that Antioch is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

By: Trumpetman on 10/11/10 at 7:36

It will only get worse with negative people like you. But since you are not here it will be just fine. Thanks!