Suspects wanted in relation to a fatal shooting

Unidentified young men that were seen running from the area just after the August 13th fatal shooting of Robert Coughlin, 23, inside a home where he rented an apartment in the 600 block of Shelby Avenue.

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - East Precinct detectives are working to identify two men they say ran from the area of the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Robert Coughlin inside a home where he rented an apartment in the 600 block of Shelby Avenue.

Detectives are currently pursuing active leads in the case while also working to locate Evan Smith-Erving, 23. 

Smith-Erving is the registered owner of a silver Mercedes-Benz C320 bearing Tennessee tag 2U97Y6 that left the immediate area around the time of the fatal shooting.

Anyone that has information regarding the identity of the two men from the pictures or knows the whereabouts of Smith-Erving or his vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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