Convenience store employee says he fired a weapon in self-defense

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Metro Nashville police say a convenience store clerk will not face charges after a fatal shooting Thursday morning in North Nashville.

Police say Cornell M. Evan, 23, died following a shooting at the 7-11 store at 3200 Clarksville Pike at 5:30 a.m.

The clerk told detectives that Evans entered the store, went straight to the restroom and stayed there for an unusual amount of time until the clerk asked Evans out.

The clerk told police that Evans “came out agitated and furious as he berated him and other employees.” Authorities said after Evans was repeatedly asked to leave and exit the store, the clerk walked to the front of the parking lot to persuade Evans to leave the property.

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Police say that while on a sidewalk in front of the business, Evans aggressively approached the employee and assumed a fighting stance that ultimately led to a physical altercation.

The clerk added that he pulled out a gun and fired for protection after being punched from behind.

EMS transported Evans to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died shortly after arriving.

The MNPD said the case would be handed over to the district attorney’s office after the investigation.

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