No suspect charged yet in fatal Donelson bar shooting, investigation continues

Two men were seen arguing prior to the shooting at Lucky's Bar & Grill.
Published: Aug. 28, 2022 at 10:20 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police said one of three people shot at a Donelson bar early Saturday morning has died.

Police said Christopher D. Johnson Jr., 45, got into an argument with another man at Lucky’s Bar & Grill, 579 Stewarts Ferry Pike, at 1:45 a.m. and exchanged gunfire. Johnson and two other victims, a 43-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, were struck. All three were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Metro Police said the other two victims are expected to recover.

MNPD said that homicide detectives interviewed the second man involved in the shooting.

39-year-old Gregory Dotson said he and Johnson were in a heated verbal argument when Johnson allegedly pulled out a gun and fired shots at him.

Dotson said he returned fire in self-defense and was not injured, MNPD said.

Police said the second gunman fled the scene before police arrival. Multiple witnesses also fled the bar after the shooting. Homicide Unit detectives are asking them or anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

No charges have been placed, and the investigation is still ongoing, according to MNPD.

Homicide Unit detectives ask persons who may have recorded or viewed cell phone video of the shooting to please get in touch with them at 615-862-6916 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.