MADISON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating a self-defense claim in connection with a deadly shooting that happened near a Madison apartment complex early Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of North Dupont Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, for reports of gunfire at Nashwood Park Apartments. 

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According to Metro police, 25-year-old Adrian Mosley shot another man after the two got into an argument outside Mosley’s apartment.

Mosley initially denied going outside with a gun and said there were no guns inside his apartment, authorities reported.

However, officers said they went into the apartment and found part of an AR style rifle, a 30 round nine-millimeter magazine, and a nine-millimeter drum magazine; after finding the paraphernalia in Mosley’s apartment, he admitted to shooting the victim.

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Mosley told police he tossed the other part of the rifle and a pistol into a wooded area before officers arrived, but police did not find them after an extensive search, according to investigators.

Officials said it appears Mosley confronted the victim, an alleged Peeping Tom, who, according to residents of another apartment, had been looking through windows. Officers found a pistol near the victim and said Mosley told them he fired his gun after the victim began shooting at him.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have since identified him as 21-year-old Jeffrey Hardney Jr.

Mosley was charged Wednesday afternoon with evidence tampering and providing false information in regard to the ongoing investigation, authorities said.

According to police, investigators are still working to determine whether Mosley’s self-defense claim is valid.

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