Teenager Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting At Nashville Bar

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A teenager was arrested in connection with the murder of an armed security guard at the Illuzion Bar and Lounge in Nashville over the weekend.

Identified as Isaiah Moore, aged 19, he has been charged with criminal homicide for the deadly shooting of Maurice Thomas Jr., aged 33, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The tragic incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning (March 17) at Illuzion Bar and Lounge on Murfreesboro Pike.

As of now, the establishment has refrained from making any official comments regarding the incidents.

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The police report indicates that several alleged car burglars arrived at the bar while Thomas was on patrol in the parking lot.

An altercation ensued when he approached them, resulting in them firing several shots, ultimately leading to Thomas’s tragic death. He sustained 13 gunshot wounds.

Notably, authorities have yet to confirm whether any bullets were discharged from Thomas’s own firearm during the altercation.

In addition to the homicide charge, Moore faces accusations of breaking into cars alongside two accomplices at the time of the shooting. Police have further charged him with three counts of vehicle burglary.

“The defendant can be seen on security footage looking into car windows and at one point jumping through a broken window of one of the parked vehicles,” an arrest affidavit for Moore said.

Security camera footage revealed that the suspects fled the scene in a maroon Chevrolet Cruz.

According to the affidavit:

“The suspects are observed firing their handguns at the victim, striking him numerous times in the legs and lower body.”

Moore is currently being held without bond on the criminal homicide charge.

The Metro Nashville Police Department has indicated that more arrests are anticipated in connection with the case. This underscores ongoing efforts to bring all involved parties to justice.

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