A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville. The shooting occurred at a TigerMart convenient store in south Nashville.
18-year-old Deshaun Sawyers, who was part of the 2014 Graduating Class at Blackman, was shot and killed at 11 p.m. at the TigerMart gas station on Harding Place near I-24.
Sawyers and four friends were driving from Murfreesboro to a party in Brentwood when Sawyers told the driver that he needed to meet someone at the TigerMart Exxon. Sawyers got out of the car, walked to the side of the building and got into an SUV, possibly a silver GMC Envoy. Witnesses immediately heard gunshots and the victim ran from the SUV and collapsed in front of the store. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
At this point, police do not know what led to the shooting that took the young man’s life. The case is being investigated by the Nashville – Metro Police Department.
Anyone with information about the murder of Deshaun Sawyers or who recognizes the suspect SUV from the attached surveillance photos is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com
Possible getaway vehicle of shooter (below):
Nashville Metro Police Dept.