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Man with fatal gunshot wound to head found inside burning East Nashville home

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 5/14/2022 Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean

Update: Police on Saturday identified the man killed as Antonio Grisham, 40.

Original story: One person is dead after a house fire and shooting were reported at an East Nashville home early Thursday morning, officials said.

Nashville Fire Department crews responded to a duplex in the 800 block of West Sharpe Avenue around 2:30 a.m., according to spokesperson Kendra Loney.

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Crews found smoke and flames coming from a bedroom window and were looking for two residents that a 911 caller said lived there, according to Loney. They quickly found and contained the fire to one bedroom, which was empty.

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The victim, believed to be a 40-year-old man, was "shot in the head prior to someone apparently setting the residence on fire," Metro Nashville Police said Thursday evening. 

The home is now a crime scene and a joint investigation is underway with NFD and the Metro Nashville Police Department, Loney said.

The victim's identity will be released once it is confirmed by the medical examiner, MNPD said. 

Find reporter Rachel Wegner at or on Twitter @rachelannwegner.

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