UPDATE: Police believe fatal drive-by shooting in Brenthaven was targeted, not random


UPDATE: Police believe fatal drive-by shooting in Brenthaven was targeted, not random

ABOVE: The home targeted in the Monday night shooting is at the end of the cul-de-sac, left. Yellow evidence markers are visible in the street in front of the house. The white van is a mobile investigations unit. // MARK COOK

 

BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Brentwood Police this afternoon assured residents that a drive-by shooting late Monday night that left a young man dead was apparently targeted, not random, and there is likely no further threat to residents.

Officers responded to a 911 call at about 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, reporting multiple shots fired into the residence from the street in front of 1426 Dozier Court in the Brenthaven subdivision. Upon arrival they discovered a 25-year-old male victim inside the residence who had suffered a single gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed the suspect drove up in a vehicle and fired the shots before fleeing. There is no active search for a suspect in the area at this time, police reported.

There were additional family members in the house at the time of the incident who were unharmed.

Early this morning a large number of yellow evidence markers were visible in the street in front of the house, which is at the end of a short cul-de-sac.

The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time. An update on the incident sent out early Tuesday afternoon said that victim information would be released as soon as possible. Police Chief Jeff Hughes said the identity of the victim still had some “investigative integrity that we need to hold on to for a little bit longer.”

A video statement from Hughes is below.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Brentwood Police at (615) 371-0160, bpdtips@brentwoodtn.gov or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000.

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