East Precinct detectives are working to identify the persons involved in Sunday’s 8:20 p.m. gunfire that struck and killed 16-year-old Deberianah Begley in the 700 block of South 8th Street in the James Cayce public housing development.
According to witnesses, shots were fired from a group of young black men toward another group in the courtyard. Begley, who was sitting on a porch, was struck when she attempted to run for cover.
Begley, who lived in the 700 block of South 8th Street, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died.
Anyone with information about Begley’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637(CRIMES), or online at http://www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.