1 dead in Nashville home invasion

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead following an early morning home invasion on First Street in Nashville, police said.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Marquis Perry, Nashville police said in a press conference.

Police say Perry died of a gunshot wound in the course of the home invasion.

There are at least two suspects in the invasion, police confirmed, but no descriptions were given.

Officers received the call around 5:45 a.m. from the Oak Tree Apartments off First Street.

Responding officers found that one person had been killed and two more people were inside the home.

The victim’s girlfriend was bound with zip ties during the invasion, but was able to call 911, police said.

They were uninjured in the incident.

Officers have executed a search warrant on the residence to obtain evidence, police said.

The incident occurred less than half-a-mile from Nash Central Middle School.

School administrators were made aware of the home invasion but the school was not placed on lockdown since it school was not in session.

The girlfriend and her young son are now in Greenville where he is being interviewed at the TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center.

Police have a program with social services called “Handle with Care” that works with the Department of Social Services. The department will inform the school that the student has gone through a traumatic experience and will help him with counseling.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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