Arrests made 10 months after man shot, killed during dice game at TSU

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said Tuesday afternoon two men were arrested in Memphis in the shooting that killed a 19-year-old on Tennessee State University’s campus last fall.

Police said Cameron Selmon was playing dice on October 22, 2015 when a fight broke out in an outside area near the president’s office.

At least two men fired shots, killing Selmon and injuring three other nearby TSU students.

U.S. Marshals arrested Christopher Gatewood, 20, at his mother’s Memphis home on Friday. He remains jailed in Shelby County. News 2 learned Tuesday night Gatewood was a student at the university at the time of the shooting but has not been enrolled since fall semester 2015.

Robert Tunstall, also 20, was arrested on Tuesday after he visited his parole officer on an unrelated charge.

Both men have been indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, and three counts of aggravated assault, among other charges.

Police said Gatewood and Tunstall are believed to have fled to Memphis shortly after the shooting took place. They will be returned to Nashville in the near future and booked into the Metro jail.

TSU released a statement Tuesday afternoon thanking the Metro Police Department for their work in the case.

“We commend Metro-Nashville Police, especially the lead detective, and others for their commitment to finding and arresting the individuals responsible for this horrific crime. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families as the judicial system will now take over the process of prosecuting these individuals. The university will continue to assist Metro police with its on-going investigation related to this case.”

Both men have previous criminal histories

Gatewood was arrested in Nashville four days before the fatal shooting and was charged with possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

In 2015, he was also charged with aggravated robbery in Hendersonville, He received eights years probation.

Tunstall also faced cahrges for drugs and robbery in West Tennessee just two months after the TSU murder.Click here for complete coverage of the TSU shooting. 

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