Nashville man found dead, girlfriend bound in apparent armed robbery, police say

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- An investigation is underway after a man was found dead Thursday morning at a Nashville apartment complex.

Nashville Police said a shooting happened just before 5:45 a.m., in the 1800 block of South First Street at the Oak Tree Apartments when an apparent armed robbery turned deadly.

Police said they found 27-year-old Marquis Perry of Nashville dead from a gunshot wound.

Officials said the victim's girlfriend opened the door to go to work when the suspects rushed her back inside the house.

When police arrived they said they found Perry's girlfriend bound with zip ties to her wrists. The woman's 12-year-old boy was also present. Neither were harmed.

"As far as I know, he's a legal citizen, he abides by the law," said Chief Anthony Puckett with the Nashville Police Department. "There's nothing at this point to lead us to believe he's any different from you, I or anybody else. He is a victim. The family is a victim. His mom and his girlfriend and the entire Perry family need justice."

The chief says the suspects were wearing ski masks.

Nashville Police continue to investigate with the assistance of the Nash County Sheriff's Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Police believe this to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please call Sgt. Shockley at *252) 903-8166 or the police department at (252) 459-4545. You can also call the Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111 and remain anonymous.
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