Police: Unclear how man was shot in Hadley Park area

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating after a man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon and another was injured.

Authorities said they have not ruled out the possibility that the victim, Antonio Tibbs, died from a self-inflicted gunshot on Booker Street in the Hadley Park area.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Tibbs, 27, was acting strangely when he came out of a home waving a gun around 3:15 p.m.

Harold Gregory, 36, who police say has known Tibbs for years, said he approached him while he was outside and was shot in the leg.

Antonio Tibbs (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Antonio Tibbs (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

“It is presently unclear how Tibbs was shot,” authorities said in a press release.

Gregory was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where detectives spoke with him after the shooting.

He reportedly told officers he didn’t know Tibbs was hit.

One gun, a pistol, was found underneath the 27-year-old’s body when first responders prepared to take him to the hospital. It was the only weapon found at the scene.

“Gregory was emphatic in saying that he did not fire a gun,” police noted.

The investigation is continuing. A close examination of Tibbs’ gunshot wound and toxicology testing of his blood will take place during the autopsy process.

Tibbs’ death is presently unclassified.

Anyone who witnessed this afternoon’s gunfire on Booker Street is asked to contact North Precinct’s Investigations Unit at 615-862-7955.

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