Bullet fired into apartment south of downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man who fired a gunshot into his neighbor’s apartment south of downtown Nashville told investigators he did it because he thought he heard the person in the neighboring apartment fire first, a Metro police report states.

Chris Marcum, 54, was booked Sunday afternoon into the Metro jail on a charge of felony reckless endangerment.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers responded around noon to an apartment on Murfreesboro Pike near Spence Lane, where a man claimed Marcum, his neighbor, had fired a gunshot through his apartment.

Police went to speak with Marcum, who answered the door holding a handgun, the paperwork states.

Officers said Marcum was ordered to drop the gun and complied. He was then taken into custody.

When police searched the victim’s apartment for evidence, they said it was clear the bullet had gone through one bedroom and into another, where it ended up lodged in the ceiling.

No injuries were reported.

Bond for Marcum was set at $3,000.

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