MUG - Darlene Knight - 7/5/20

Darlene Knight is wanted by Metro Police for criminal homicide. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A woman was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in the parking lot of Rothwood Apartments on Saturday night in Madison.

Metro Police said Darlene R. Knight, 48, surrendered to police on Monday evening for the murder of 50-year-old Latonia Johnson. Police said Johnson was shot and killed at 9:45 p.m. in the parking lot of Rothwood Apartments on Rothwood Avenue.

The investigation shows that the two women attended a birthday party at the complex and while there got into a fist fight. Police said Knight initially left in a vehicle, but returned as Johnson was in the parking lot preparing to leave.

Witnesses reported that Knight got out of her car armed with a pistol and began to point it at Johnson. Johnson charged toward Knight, who fired. Johnson was hit and died at the scene. Knight fled prior to police arrival.

An arrest warrant has been issued charging Knight with criminal homicide. She was last known to have lived on Elizabeth Road. 


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