Argument Leads To Gun Fire In West Nashville

Argument Leads To Gun Fire In West Nashville

CREATED Jun 1, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An argument that began outside a West Nashville coffee shop, quickly escalated into a gunfight on a busy roadway early Sunday morning.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the incident began around 4 a.m. outside Café Coco on Louise Avenue.

Police said two men, Courtney Smith, 30, and Antwan Robinson, 31, got into an argument with a small group of people outside the restaurant. The second group drove away and the two men allegedly followed them down the road in a Jeep Cherokee.

A third man, 26-year-old Mason Caples, who was apparently friends with those the second group, said someone in the Jeep appeared to have a gun. He followed closely behind both vehicles onto Charlotte Pike.

Caples told police someone in the Jeep allegedly rolled down the window, while holding a gun. Believing that his friends were in danger, he pulled alongside the Jeep fired into the vehicle.

The Jeep sped away from the scene.

Caples, who reportedly had a handgun permit, flagged down an officer and explained what had happened. 

Smith and Robinson drove to Centennial Medical Center, where they were both treated for non-critical gunshot wounds.

Police said four guns were found in the Jeep and confiscated. No charges have been filed in the incident.

The investigation remained ongoing.