Metro police investigate shooting, crash in North Nashville

(Mug: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Mug: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are investigating a shooting and crash in north Nashville that sent one man to the hospital.

Police responded to shots fired around 9:45 p.m. Thursday at outside a market on at 28th Avenue North and John A. Merritt Boulevard.

Metro police say a witness saw four men wearing surgical gloves sitting inside a gold Chevrolet Blazer in the parking lot.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Shortly after the car pulled away, someone inside the SUV fired multiple shots, damaging two vehicles in the market parking lot.

The Blazer crashed on 28th Avenue North at the Interstate-40 overpass.

Several men were seen running from the vehicle, according to a Metro police report.

Officers later received a call that a shooting victim had appeared at a home in the 2700 block of Herman Street and was asking for help.

Brandon Elliot had a wound to his forehead and wounds to his left arm and hand.

Metro police followed a blood trail from the Herman Street home to a trash can, where they recovered a pistol that fires high caliber rounds.

Detectives wanted to ask Elliot if he was accidentally shot while in the Blazer, but he refused to cooperate and said he didn’t need police assistance.

Elliot was released from the hospital and booked into jail on an assortment of outstanding warrants charging domestic assault, vehicle theft, vandalism, driving on a revoked license and three counts of failure to appear in court.

At the time of his arrest this morning, Elliot was free on $22,000 bond stemming from a May 3 arrest on felony cocaine charges.

A judicial commissioner set his bond at $113,000 Friday.

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