Michael D. Richardson

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - One person is dead and a suspect in custody following a shooting in Sylvan Heights early Tuesday morning.

Metro Police charged Michael D. Richardson, 41, with homicide after finding ammunition matching the caliber casings found at the crime scene in his possession. 

Police responded to calls of a shooting at a residence on the 300 block of 35th Avenue North just after midnight Monday. 

Officers found the victim, 55-year-old Marvin Lewis of Nashville, lying unresponsive outside the front door of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Lewis died from his injuries.

Police say they found Richardson in his neighboring residence and detained him for questioning. Police also found a gun after executing a search warrant.

One witness told police he saw Richardson holding the gun inside the residence and screaming. Richardson's ex-girlfriend told police he called her on the phone and told her "I did a bad thing. They're looking for me." 

Police say many people were gathered around the residence on 35th Avenue North and scattered after the shooting occurred.  

WSMV.com 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.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2020 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.