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Investigation continues after man found dead in Nashville home invasion

Posted November 14, 2019 8:37 a.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2019 9:03 p.m. EST

— One person was killed in a home invasion in Nashville on Thursday morning, police said.

The home invasion happened around 5:44 a.m. at Oak Tree Apartments, Nashville police said in a press release Thursday. When officers arrived, they found Marquis Perry, 27, dead of a gunshot wound.

Investigators were interviewing the victim’s girlfriend, who was found in the home with her hands bound, police said. Officials said a 12-year-old child was also present at the time of the incident. Police said neither were harmed.

The scene, on First Street, is near Nash Central Middle School. Police posted on Facebook at 7:24 a.m. that the scene was secure, and there was no threat to the public, police said on Facebook. Because the crime happened when the school hadn’t opened yet, there was no lockdown.

"I'm scared now, yeah, it is scary," said Linda Williams, a neighbor who heard the shooting but didn't know what it was until after the incident. "It's never happened before. It is scary, really scary."

Police said the incident appeared to be isolated and they were still investigating. Officials have indicated there are two suspects they are looking for, too.

“There appears no sign of forcable entry at this time," Nashville Police Chief Anthony Puckett said. "How they got in the home exactly or what transpired.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Shockley at (252) 903-8166 or the Nashville Police Department at (252) 459-4545. You can also call the Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111 with any information.

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