Metro police seek suspect in fatal drive-by shooting

Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6:56pm
Staff reports
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Brandon Lajames Howard

Metro police detectives are still looking for information on who targeted a convicted felon in a fatal drive-by shooting in west Nashville on Sunday afternoon.

Police say Brandon Lajames Howard, 19, was standing near his home at 2906 Clifton Ave., when a black or navy blue mid-size SUV pulled up and stopped at 3:15 p.m. Howard began running, at which point several shots were fired at him from the vehicle.

He was taken by a family member to Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Howard was convicted in September of felony marijuana possession and a felony gun charge, police said. He received one-year sentences on each of the convictions. Howard also received an 11-month, 29-day sentence for another gun possession charge last year.

Anyone with information on the persons involved in Howard’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

3 Comments on this post:

By: wataboutbob on 2/23/10 at 8:45

Five months ago Mr. Howard was sentenced to two one-year jail terms in addition to another sentence in 2009 and yet he was on the streets two days ago?!?

By: Magnum on 2/23/10 at 1:03

What do you want to bet the shooter is a convicted felon that should have been locked up at the time as well. Story seems to never change. Insert name and date. Sad.

By: gigibagoly@yahoo.com on 2/23/10 at 10:26

may be the satelite has the picture of te car from which the shooting was made, but realy he was not set free on reason he was having some information too important and it was fatal to him