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Arrest Made In South Nashville Attempted Robbery, Shooting

Arrest Made In South Nashville Attempted Robbery, Shooting

CREATED May 29, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery attempt that ended in a shooting early on Memorial Day.

Metropolitan Nashville Police arrested 20-year-old Corey Butler on an attempted especially aggravated robbery charge following the incident on Ashley Drive around 2 a.m. Monday.

A Davidson County affidavit said the victim and a friend had driven to a friend’s house and were waiting outside in the car when two men approached them. One of the men had a gun, and allegedly told the victims to “Give it up” and told them he would shoot them if they tried to drive away.

The affidavit said the victim put the car into drive in an attempt to get away, and that’s when the gunman opened fire before fleeing the scene with the other man.

The male victim was struck in the arm, and drove to Southern Hills Medical Center for treatment. He was said to have serious injuries on Monday.

Police said they were able to identify Butler during their investigation, and the victim’s friend identified him in a photo lineup as the man who did not have a gun.

Butler was held on $250,000 bond.

The gunman has not been identified. Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME.