Man who shot ex-Metro Councilman charged federally in 2016 murder case

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The man who shot an ex-Metro Councilman is now facing federal charges stemming from a 2016 murder. 

Brandon Hunt-Clark, 22, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury from the 2016 murder of 26-year-old Justin Lawton. 

According to the indictment, the charges stem from the robbery and murder of Lawton, who was found shot to death in Nashville on Dec. 14, 2016. 

The indictment also charges Hunt-Clark with conspiring with others to tamper with a witness who had knowledge of the robbery and murder. 

Hunt-Clark is currently in federal custody after being indicted last month for being a felon in possession of a weapon and for stealing a gun in Oct. 2017. The indictment says he stole the gun while robbing a drug dealer. 

Hunt-Clark is charged with conspiring to commit and committing Hobbs Act Robbery, using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm resulting in death, and conspiring to tamper with a witness. 

If convicted, he faces life in prison. 

The 22-year-old pled guilty in 2016 for shooting ex-Metro Councilman Loniel Greene.

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