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Man Shot During Domestic Altercation

Nashville, Tennessee – A man was hospitalized after being shot during a domestic altercation Sunday morning.

According to Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) 26-year-old Starolyn Macon Jr. was shot after confronting his ex-girlfriend at her place of employment.

At around 10:00 a.m. police said Macon’s girlfriend, 30-year-old Briona Cowan was being dropped off to work at the back door of Martin’s Bar-B-Que by her coworker, 29-year-old D’ante Johnson.

Macon then drove his black Jeep in front of Johnson’s vehicle and walked over to the passenger side and began roughly jerking his ex-girlfriend out of the car onto the street.

Johnson told officers when he told Macon to, “take it easy,” Macon lifted his shirt to brandish a pistol in his waistband and asked Johnson what he was going to do about it.

Johnson said that when Macon made a threatening gesture towards the weapon, Johnson drew his own pistol from a holster and opened fire with an unspecified number of rounds, hitting him at least once in the torso.

Macon turned and fled the scene immediately, jumping back into his Jeep and driving on Korean Veterans Boulevard to East Nashville before being pulled over by Metro Police at South Fifth Street and Sylvan Street. He then taken to University Medical Center where he is expected to recover.

Meanwhile Police interviewed and released Johnson who remained at the scene and called 911 from a co-worker’s cell phone to report the shooting. He turned over the pistol he used in the shooting to investigators and Macon’s pistol was recovered from nearby bushes where he’d attempted to hide it.

No charges are pending for Johnson, but Macon faces felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic assault after being cleared for release by hospital staff.


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