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Published on May 29, 2024
Two Dead in La Vergne Apartment Shooting, Four Arrested, Including Teens, on Murder and Evidence Tampering ChargesSource: Google Street View

A deadly dispute at a La Vergne apartment complex has left two men dead and resulted in the arrest of four individuals, with charges ranging from first-degree murder to tampering with evidence. The violent altercation, which police believe to be an isolated incident, broke out Tuesday evening at the 5400 block of Murfreesboro Road, leading to gunfire and fatal consequences for 23-year-old Ramon Delgado Jr. and 39-year-old Aaron Smith, as reported by NewsChannel5.

The La Vergne Police Department explained that the confrontation began around 5:45 p.m., two teenagers and two adults are now facing severe legal repercussions in the shooting's aftermath Delgado Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, and Smith, riddled with multiple gunshot wounds, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, "a 45-year-old woman was treated for a minor gunshot injury," according to an update by WKRN.

Officials have revealed the identities of those charged: a 17-year-old faces first-degree murder among other charges, another 17-year-old is accused of tampering with evidence, Ramon Delgado Sr., the father of the deceased young man, has been charged with false report, and a 25-year-old is also slated to be charged with false report. This information comes following statements from local authorities as detailed by WKRN.

The ongoing investigation has also underscored that there is currently no threat to the public; however, the police's effort to understand the full breadth of this tragedy continues, all victims are confirmed as residents of La Vergne by official statements and yet the motive behind the gunfire which erupted from the earlier dispute, remains to be fully unveiled in a community now grappling with the sudden violence in its midst, as detailed by WSMV.

The La Vergne Police Department is encouraging anyone with additional information to come forward, as the community seeks answers and the administration of justice for the lives so abruptly ended.