Man fatally shot while shopping
Published 1:38 pm Monday, January 4, 2021
NASHVILLE (AP) — One man fatally shot another who was shopping in a Target store in Tennessee, police said.
The gunman opened fire in a West Nashville store Sunday night in what police said appeared to be a targeted shooting.
David Van Dyke, 29, was charged early Monday with criminal homicide in the death of Avery Collier, news outlets reported, citing an arrest affidavit.
A preliminary investigation found that the 40-year-old victim had been shopping in the store with a female acquaintance for about five minutes when he was shot, Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said.
Customers fled the store after the shooting, including the suspect, who ran to a car in the parking lot, then came back to the entrance, put a gun in a planter and told officers he was responsible for the shooting, Aaron said.
A motive was not immediately known, police said.
It wasn’t clear whether Van Dyke has an attorney.