Police searching for suspects in shooting death of teen

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:20am
Staff reports

Police are searching for a suspect or suspects in Monday night's shooting death of 15-year-old Steven Brown Jr.

Just after 7 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at the 700 block fo Rowan Drive in North Nashville. They discovered the teen lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his hip.

Brown, a student at Cohn Alternative School, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died. Police have yet to discover a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME, or send an electronic tip by texting the word "CASH" along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also leave information online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Anyone who contacts Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could qualify for a cash reward. 

6 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 8/24/11 at 6:54

Tragic, senseless and an outrage. We shall see if the police pursue the case, or not. Seems like the bodies are stacking up in Nashville....gunners are getting away with murder.
If Nashville continues with this trend, and gets a national reputation for excessive gun violence, your tourist industry will bleed to death.

By: Radix on 8/24/11 at 9:27

How poignant Loner.

No doubt he was shot by a carry permit holder, right? Is that where you're going? I didn't realize North Nashville had a tourist industry. And why wouldn't the police pursue it? Our police do a great job. Its a the courts I worry about. And yes, senseless and tragic is right.

By: gm0168 on 8/24/11 at 9:57

Nashville seems to be getting more violent every week! 6 murders over the course of 3 days.......senseless

By: Moonglow1 on 8/24/11 at 10:19

Moonglow1: To the NRA-I hope you are pleased. Shootings are now common place in Nashville. Mayor Dean: get a grip on this now. Increase funding for police and oppose more NRA "gun rights" who advocate Uzi's as hunter's rights.

By: Loner on 8/24/11 at 5:07

Thank you, Radix, for the kind words.

I never claimed, hinted or insinuated that the shooter possessed a permit to carry, as you suggest. That's an unfair and unwarranted assumption.

To the rest of the world, there is no real difference between North Nashville and South Nashville...Nashville is Nashville to us "outsiders". If Nashville becomes notorious for gun violence, tourists may reconsider their plans. A reputation for violence is not good for Nashville's convention industry, the sports industry, the entertainment industry etc. Real estate values could be further eroded.

The police are busy. Budgets are tight. Solving homicides, like this one could be tough..the police have a lot on their plate...they can only do so much.

I agree with you, Radix, the courts can and often mete out injustice...again, it's the court overload issue...they gotta close cases, they make deals...it's an industry too.

We agree, this killing was both senseless and tragic.

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