NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred at a park in East Nashville late last month.
Just after 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, the Metro Police Nashville Police Department said officers responded to a parking lot on Shelby Avenue North near South 20th Street after receiving reports about a man lying on the ground.
Authorities said they found 29-year-old Keiahtee Terrell dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a grassy area near the parking lot.
After launching a homicide investigation, detectives discovered that on the night of Saturday, Oct. 21, Terrell and three friends drove to the tennis courts in Shelby Park after he reportedly agreed to meet 33-year-old Marcus Gurley so he could fight with him over an ongoing dispute.
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The investigation revealed that during the fight, both men fell to the ground. Witnesses told officers that when both men got up, Gurley allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot Terrell multiple times.
According to Metro police, a person out walking located Terrell early Sunday morning and contacted law enforcement.
Authorities said Gurley was taken into custody and charged with criminal homicide. In addition, the 33-year-old was charged for an unrelated order of protection/restraining order violation.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Gurley was added to Nashville’s “Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives” list. As of Saturday, Nov. 4, he remains in Metro Jail on a $104,500 bond, according to officials.
No other information was immediately released.