Off-duty UPS security guard fatally shot at Nashville facility, police say


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An off-duty UPS security guard was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Nashville facility on Tuesday afternoon and a suspect remains at large, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. at the UPS Customer Center in the 3200 block of Whites Creek Pike, FOX17 Nashville reported, citing police.

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De’Terrius Smith, a 21-year-old security guard at the facility, was shot and rushed to hospital where he later died, according to the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. Smith was off duty at the time of the shooting.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. at the UPS Customer Center in the 3200 block of Whites Creek Pike, FOX17 Nashville reported, citing police.
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Police said Smith left the facility at the end of his shift around 3 p.m., but returned just before 4:30 p.m. At that time, a black Nissan Sentra driven by a woman s stopped in the parking lot. A man exited the vehicle and got into Smith’s car.

While inside Smith’s car, the unidentified man shot Smith before fleeing with the woman in the Sentra, authorities said.

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It was unclear why Smith and the man were meeting in the parking lot of the UPS facility.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests were made Wednesday morning.


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