One dead after shooting call, fire reported in East Nashville

A body was found inside a burning home in East Nashville on Thursday morning.
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 7:45 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 5:36 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police said a man found inside a Nashville home early Thursday morning had been shot in the head.

The man was found by Nashville firefighters at 2:30 a.m. inside his burning home in the 800 block of West Sharpe Avenue.

Police said the victim, identified as Antonio Grisham, 40, was shot in the head prior to someone apparently setting fire to the home. The Medical Examiner will work to confirm the victim’s identity.

The 911 caller said they knew people lived in the duplex and didn’t see them exit.

When fire crews got to the home in the 800 block of West Share Avenue, they saw smoke and flames coming from the side window. They found the fire was contained to one bedroom.

However, in an adjoining room they found a person who had died. The fire department said that person had obvious head injuries but couldn’t say much more. The room where the victim was found had not caught fire.

“There were things inside that unit that triggered to our personnel that this was going to be a crime scene and so our personnel are trained to be able to identify those things and they did what they do,” Nashville Fire Department spokesperson Kendra Loney said. “Because there was no fire in that room where that person was located, the preserve evidence for our investigators and MNPD investigators.”

Anyone with information about the shooting or fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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