North Nashville resident fatally shot in apparent robbery attempt

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A 65-year-old man is dead after an apparent robbery attempt in North Nashville Tuesday night, police said.

According to Metro Nashville Police Department dispatch logs, officers responded to a shooting call just after 11 p.m. in the 1500 block of 14th Avenue North near Underwood Street.

A preliminary investigation shows Kenneth Brown was shot near his home and ran to a neighbor’s porch where he collapsed and died, MNPD reported.

His death marks the 39th criminal homicide in the city so far this year. Investigation by police homicide unit detectives indicates robbery is a potential motive for Brown’s slaying.

No suspect was in custody as of Wednesday.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Man dead in North Nashville shooting on 14th Avenue North, police say