Woman killed in violent carjacking in Madison parking lot

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was killed Monday night in a violent carjacking outside a Madison apartment complex.

Metro police said it happened around 11 p.m. at the Highland Cove Apartments on Due West Avenue.

The victim was identified as Maria Brown, 29. Her 2005 grey Nissan Altima with 20-inch rims, with Tennessee tags 8390AL, has not been recovered.

Maria Brown (Courtesy: Facebook)

According to authorities, Brown reportedly drove to the apartment complex to visit family. According to her friend, who was in the front seat of the car, a gunman approached the passenger side of the car and demanded money.

Police say the victims told the gunman they didn’t have any money, and the suspect fired one shot through the car’s window.

Brown was hit in the torso, and Metro police said the the gunman, described as a black man, then removed Brown and her passenger from the vehicle and drove off.

The 29-year-old was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where she died.

Anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of the Nissan Altima is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or log onto the Crime Stoppers website, www.NashvilleCrimeStoppers.com.

You can provide information to Crime Stoppers anonymously and qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.