Shots Fired: 1 Dead After Shooting Outside Popular Nashville Restaurant; Requesting Prayers

October 03, 2018

There has been some shocking news that has come in overnight. A shooting broke out in East Nashville Tuesday evening leaving one person dead.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep everyone in their thoughts and prayers as the police investigate this incident.

Metro Nashville Police say that one person has died after a shooting that occurred outside a Nashville restaurant Tuesday evening, according to "The Tennessean."

At around 6:30 p.m. people in two cars, a Ford Mustang and a Chevrolet Impala, "opened fire on each other," according to police reports. The gunshots were fired near the intersection of W. Eastland Avenue and McFerrin Avenue. Two restaurants nearby were filled with diners when the gunshots rang out.

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Both Mas Tacos and The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden were sitting on the corner of the intersection. Police say that no one in the restaurants was injured.

"In hindsight, it doesn’t make much sense since it wasn’t a crowded area, but the sound of that gun just firing over and over and over again made me think we were in serious danger," Jenny Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said that she was dining with her boyfriend, Randy Haddock, in the fenced garden area behind The Pharmacy when they heard the gunshots. They both quickly recognized the sound and duck for cover.

"After the shots stopped, it was eerily quiet. Everyone froze," she said and added that she believed there were at least 30 shots fired.

The man who occupied the Mustang was shot and killed. When he exited his vehicle, that was when the shooting started. On Wednesday, police identified him as 25-year-old Deangelo Knox.

A security guard at The Pharmacy fired a shot at the vehicles, according to a police spokesperson, Kris Mumford. It is not known at this time if the shot fired by the security guard was the one that killed Knox.

After the shooting, police obtained a gun from the deceased man and found another gun inside the Impala, said Mumford.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 615-742-7463.