Man wanted in East Nashville murder in custody

The 52-year-old suspect surrendered to police Wednesday evening.
The 52-year-old suspect surrendered to police Wednesday evening.
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 4:10 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 5:24 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police announced the man wanted in connection with a homicide at a home in East Nashville is now in custody.

According to MNPD, 52-year-old James Harris surrendered to detectives at police headquarters on Wednesday night. He was wanted for Monday’s murder of Terrese Patterson, 47, inside a home on Lischey Avenue.

Officials said a preliminary investigation showed that Patterson, who lived in the home with others, was visiting an acquaintance in an upstairs room when a gun went off, according to witnesses. When officials arrived at the scene, they found Patterson upstairs.

The man visiting Patterson, suspected to be Harris, left out the front door. Patterson was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from a gunshot wound to his chest, police said.

A warrant charging Harris with criminal homicide has been issued for the fatal shooting. He may be traveling in a black Dodge Ram truck.

If you know where he is, contact Metro Police at 615-742-7463.