Shooting victim dies; police seek 2 men who ran from scene

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A shooting victim who crashed into several cars Saturday night in Antioch has died. Metro police are looking for two men who were with him.

Detectives say Demareus Merriweather, 26, was driving a Chevy Avalanche pickup truck on Bell Road around 11 p.m. Saturday when he sideswiped a vehicle, then swerved into the parking lot of the Antioch Quarters Inn and hit five parked cars.

They say surveillance video shows 2 men getting out of the pickup and running toward Cane Ridge Rd.

Merriweather was left in the truck, unconscious. Police did not realize he had been shot until he was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where medical staff discovered the gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the hospital

Police found two pistols in the truck, including one reported stolen out of Rutherford County.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.