Man sought in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in North Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A manhunt is underway for a man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend outside of her home in North Nashville Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to the call around 3:30 p.m. at a home on Morena Street.

Police said witnesses recall 30-year-old Brandon Horton and his ex-girlfriend, 30-year-old Temptress Peebles, arguing outside the home when he shot her. Officers responded quickly and found Peebles lying on the street. Her 8-year-old daughter was present at the time but ran to a neighbor’s home.

According to officers, Horton was wanted for probation violation and outstanding warrants charging him with domestic assault and burglary stemming from an Oct. 6 incident with Peebles.

Detectives said on Oct. 6, Peebles reported she was walking to her car at the home when Horton attacked her, throwing her to the ground and punching her in the face causing lacerations and injuring her eye. Horton then took Peebles’ purse from her car and fled.

Detectives said Horton also had outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and aggravated burglary for a July incident in which Peebles reported he kicked in the door of her home and pointed a gun at her. Horton also had a January 2019 domestic assault charged dismissed in February.

Police said Horton may be driving a black size midsize Chevy SUV. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.

Click here to view News 2’s 2019 CrimeTracker homicide map.

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