NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Metro Police have charged a teen with criminal homicide after the fatal shooting of a man near the corner of 17th Avenue North and Cockrill Street early Tuesday morning.

MUG - Jamontez Sherrell - 7/16/19

Jamontez Sherrell has been charged with criminal homicide by Metro Police. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Police said Jamontez Sherrell, 19, of Nashville, was charged with criminal homicide after the shooting of Larenzo Gates, 26, around 1:30 a.m.

Larenzo Gates - 7/16/19

Larenzo Gates was shot and killed during an argument early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

During an interview with police, Sherrell admitted that he shot Gates during an argument. Officers found Gates lying in the 1500 block of 17th Avenue North. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

The gun used in the murder was also recovered.

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