Metro police have identified the two men shot by a homeowner after they allegedly forced their way into his home.
Edward Williams told police Corey T. Mitchell, 29, and Germaine A. Mitchell, 39 — not related to Corey Mitchell, according to police — entered Williams’ home at about 2 p.m. Monday. Williams said Corey Mitchell punched him as Germaine Mitchell struck him with a tire iron.
Williams told police he then armed himself with a handgun and shot both men. As a result, Germaine Mitchell died inside the home, located at 1703 26th Ave. N. near Buchanan Street. Another person drove Corey Mitchell to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry where he underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition.
Police expect to charge Corey Mitchell with aggravated burglary when he is released from the hospital. Detectives continue to believe the men might have targeted Williams but haven’t yet said why.