Nashville police identify 23-year-old shot to death in public housing area

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    UPDATE: Metro Police have identified a young man killed on University Court late Sunday night.

    Maxime R. Assem, 23, was shot and killed in the Napier-Sudekum public housing area, police said.

    Police said Assem parked his car along University Court and walked toward some residential buildings. Police said a shot time later, Assem, who was accompanied by unidentified people, went back to the car where he was shot.

    Assem was found wounded in the street and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    The motive for the killing remains under investigation.

    Anyone with information that could help detectives identify the killer of Maxime Assem is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up $1,000. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637(CRIMES), or online at


    Metro police responded to a shooting on University Court at Carroll Street just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Upon arrival, officers said found the victim laying face down in the street.

    The victim, a 23-year-old black male, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died from possibly two gunshot wounds.

    The investigation is ongoing, stay with Fox 17 News for updates.

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