A teenager died earlier this week in Nashville as a result of negligent handling of a firearm that resulted in an accidental discharge, town police said.
Derrick Macklin Jr., 18, was dead in the 100 block of North Wheeless Drive in the eastern part of town by the time Nashville firefighters and Nash County Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived at that address early Monday afternoon, town police said in a news release.
According to a recording via the website Broadcastify, Nash County emergency radio traffic at 1:16 p.m. began alerting of a person having been shot and advised the first responders to remain staged until town police officers arrived at the scene.
Subsequent emergency radio traffic advised of an apartment being the more specific address and advised the scene was secure. Eventually, the emergency radio traffic advised all other first responder units they could cancel going to the scene.
Town police officers responded, an investigation was started and officers spoke to several people, resulting in the determination of the cause of the fatal gunshot, the news release from town police said.