NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A teen who is accused of fatally shooting his half-brother Thursday night surrendered to Metro police Friday afternoon.
Police say 18-year-old Fernando Akins was shot in the chest at around 6 p.m. inside an apartment on West H. Davis Drive in North Nashville. He later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Akins’ half-brother Elton Maupins, 17, was reportedly handling a pistol when it discharged, striking Akins. Officers learned that after Akins was shot, Maupins went to his grandmother’s apartment nearby, told her what happened, and returned with her to render aid.
Maupins fled soon afterward. Police say Maupins eventually arranged to surrender to two MNPD School Resource Officers Friday afternoon.
The pistol used in the shooting has not been recovered.
Maupins is facing charges of criminal homicide and unlawful gun possession.