Update 9/19/16 – Police have arrested a woman they believe helped coordinate the May robbery of a CubeSmart self-storage facility in Antioch, in which a tenant was shot five times. Jessie Parker was charged over the weekend with especially aggravated robbery and later admitted to police she had been involved in the incident, according to the source.
The victim told police a woman was present on the property before the robbers came into his unit and shot him, and then left when the other men fled. Police obtained a search warrant to examine Parker’s phone, which investigators said contains incriminating evidence, the source reported.
6/16/16 – The man who was shot five times in his back, chest and stomach last month while inside his self-storage unit at a CubeSmart facility is suing the REIT for insufficient security. “The alley, for lack of a better term, where the unit is, is dark,” Roland Mumford, the victim’s attorney, told the source. “The front gate is only five feet high, and security cameras weren’t working.”
“It absolutely could have been prevented,” added the shooting victim, identified only as J.K. “I don’t want someone else to experience what I went through.” A spokesperson for CubeSmart withheld comment to the source, citing pending litigation.
When the victim returned to the Murfreesboro Pike facility to pay his bill, he learned he had been evicted and was given 10 days to move out his belongings. “How can I move in this condition?” he said. “I can’t lift anything over five pounds.”
The man said he had gone to his unit for a recording session when the four men stormed in and shot him. “I remember the left side of my face on the concrete floor,” he told the source. “I could feel the wetness of the blood. I just kept telling myself, I’m not going to die here.”
Police haven’t made any arrests in the ongoing case.
5/24/16 – A man was shot multiple times in the back early this morning while he was inside his unit at a CubeSmart self-storage facility in Antioch, Tenn. The 26-year-old victim drove to a nearby Shell gas station for help. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by respondents from the Nashville Fire Department, where he was listed in stable but critical condition, according to a source.
The victim told police he was inside his unit when four men fired shots at him, according to police Capt. Gregory Blair. Police questioned a man who was trying to leave the area but later released him, a source reported. Investigators didn’t immediately comment on why the man was in his unit around 2:30 a.m.
Police are encouraging anyone with knowledge of the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
CubeSmart is a self-storage real estate investment trust and third-party management firm. It owns or manages 708 self-storage facilities across the United States. Its operating portfolio comprises 47.3 million square feet.