Knife-wielding man shot, killed by Metro officer identified by TBI

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A butcher knife-wielding man shot and killed by a Metro police officer early Saturday morning was identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

The TBI positively identified the man as 32-year-old Marvin Veiga.

Sources told News 2, Veiga has a violent criminal history and is a Most Wanted Fugitive out of Massachusetts. News 2 has learned that Veiga is wanted for a murder late last year in October of 2020 in Brockton.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said Veiga and his alleged accomplice, Takari Elliot, were indicted in March by a grand jury on murder and gun charges.

Elliot was arrested and pleaded not guilty, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. He is scheduled to appear in Massachusetts court on May 5.

Massachusetts State Police said Veiga was previously convicted of possessing a large capacity firearm, resisting arrest and assault and battery of a police officer.

Veiga was reportedly placed on the most wanted list in Massachusetts in march of last year.

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