NASHVILLE (WSMV) - The Metro Police Department is investigating if the deadly shooting of a 18-year-old at an East Nashville apartment complex was self defense. 

Officers were called to the Dellway Villa Apartments on Dellway Road for a reported shooting around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, officers found Qamaurio Williams, who had been shot in the chest multiple times, in a breezeway. 

Williams, who did not live at the Dellway Villa Apartments, was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

A 20-year-old man told police when he left an apartment at the complex, Williams "allegedly approached him in the breezeway, grabbed him, and demanded money at gunpoint."

Police said that is when the 20-year-old man pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at Williams.  

Police said the 20-year-old man fled the scene, but called authorities to report the shooting. The man, who was not a resident of the apartment complex, was interviewed by police and his gun was collected by officers. 

After giving a statement to police, the 20-year-old man was allowed to leave and was not charged in the shooting at this time. 

Police said the side of the building and cars were also shot up.

A second gun was no recovered by police. The investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing by the Metro Police Department. 

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