NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Detectives are working to sort out the details of a shooting in Bellevue that left two men injured Thursday morning.
It happened at 3 a.m. at the Bellevue Heights Apartments on Amberwood Circle.
When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Newton Morgan on the ground and spotted a blood-stained Nissan Sentra attempting to leave the complex.
The car belonged to Morgan, who was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.
Police say the Sentra got away and a chase ensued down Old Hickory Boulevard and onto Interstate 40, Interstate 440 and West End Avenue.
According to a press release, the pursuit was discontinued due to the recklessness displayed by the Sentra’s driver.
The car was later found at the emergency room of St. Thomas Hospital West where 19-year-old Maurice Hatcher was dropped off.
Hatcher had been shot in the face. He was later transported to Vanderbilt’s hospital for treatment.
Police say the driver of the Sentra quickly fled and was found on fire at 9:20 a.m. at 18th Avenue North and Herman Street in North Nashville.
Detectives are trying to determine whether Morgan was shot during a robbery, and if so, what role Hatcher may have played.
Morgan’s friends, who live at the apartment complex, reported last seeing him in his Sentra charging his phone and watching videos.
Anyone with information on the goings on at the apartment complex at 3 a.m. today, or information on the person responsible for setting fire to Morgan’s Nissan Sentra, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
Detectives have been unable to interview Morgan or Hatcher at this point due to their medical treatment.