Man dies after being shot at home during robbery

Sharon Danquah speaks with some North Nashville residents who are demanding answers after a man was shot and killed during a home robbery.
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 10:55 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 5:12 AM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Some North Nashville residents are demanding answers after someone shot and killed a man during a home robbery Sunday night.

Metro Police said someone wearing a mask broke into the home on Jefferson Street. Family members said that’s when the person robbed the man inside before shooting him and running off.

“My brother called me, and I screamed,” Alfreda Powell said.

Just moments after hearing her friend and next-door neighbor had been shot and killed, Powell said she burst into tears.

“It’s just sad, it’s sad because we are struggling as it is and now this,” Powell said.

She said it happened around 11 p.m. Sunday. Family members said 29-year-old Michael Hutchins had just gotten home form working his shift at Paul’s Market when everything changed.

“He got shot,” Powell said.

Metro Police said Hutchins arrived at a Nashville hospital saying a man wearing a ski mask broke into his home, robbed him and seconds later shot him in the stomach.

“I think it’s sad. I think it’s sick. I think times are hard and people are doing anything because they need money, but that’s not the way to do it,” Powell said.

Police said Hutchins later died from his injuries after being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, leaving family and friends like Powell, who owns the barbershop next door, heartbroken.

“He was just a sweet guy. All he did was work, come get a haircut, and go back over there and work,” Powell said. “All he was doing was trying to make money for his family and he’s going to be missed.”

So, while she grieves, Powell said she’s also praying for one thing.

“I hope they get who got him because it doesn’t make any sense, none whatsoever,” Powell said.

Metro Police are still investigating the case and are asking anyone with information on the fatal shooting is asked to call 615-742-7463.