Family says father shot while getting sandwich on Summer Avenue

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Family members identified the victim in a deadly shooting in Highland Heights early Wednesday morning as a father of two and stepfather of five.

Carlos Nash, 41, was getting a sandwich from a barbecue food truck on Summer Avenue when he was caught in the crossfire of a shooting and struck in the neck, family members said.

Police said they don’t know specifics of whether one group was firing or if there were two.

Police said Nash was a passenger in a truck that made its way to the family home on Lamphier Avenue. They found him dead dead with gunshot wounds just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Shanita Jones said she couldn't believe her stepfather is gone.

“I call him my dad cause he do everything for me. He was a good man,” she said. “He always go to work. He ain't bother nobody.”

WREG spoke with a witness who said he saw two groups of young people shooting at each other near the Title Max on Summer Avenue. He said Nash got caught in the crossfire while going to the barbecue stand.

"He was a good man," Jones tearfully said. "He always go to work. He aint bother nobody."

She said he leaves behind a loving family including a fiancé, two daughters and five stepchildren.


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