Police: Shooting Victim Lied About Attempted Robbery

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Police: Shooting Victim Lied About Attempted Robbery

CREATED Jul 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police in Nashville said a 19-year-old man, who claimed he was shot during an attempted robbery at an apartment complex in Antioch, lied about the incident.

Metropolitan Nashville Police were called to Arbor Place Apartments on Arbor Place around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers found William D. Simmons, who had been shot in the head, who told them he had been robbed by two men. Williams told detectives he was waiting to meet an acquaintance, when two black men appeared from a breezeway and attempted to rob him.

He claimed to have grabbed one robber’s gun and was then shot by the second individual.

Police said they are now investigating whether or not Simmons was involved with other individuals in four other apartment complex robberies on Ashlawn Place, Hickoryview Drive, Swiss Avenue and Zermatt Avenue earlier Wednesday night.

Investigators said Simmons could have been shot by an associate or unknown victim.

The investigation was still ongoing.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME.