Police investigate deadly shooting in parking lot in Antioch

Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the Antioch section of Nashville on Friday morning.

NASHVILLEM, TN (WSMV) - The Metro Police Department believes a deadly shooting in the Antioch section of Nashville on Friday morning was "drug-related."  

Police said Pierre Burns Jr., of Lavergne, met up with an unidentified 23-year-old Alabama man in the Walmart parking lot, which is located in the 3000 block of Hamilton Church Road, around 11:30 a.m. 

Police said the meeting was "part of a prearranged meeting." During the incident, police said Burns entered the man's car.

Police investigate deadly shooting in parking lot in Antioch

However, Burns told police that the victim "put a gun to his head" in a robbery attempt. A struggle ensued and Burns, who was also armed, told police that he shot the other man. 

Following the shooting, police said Burns threw a satchel from his car into a bush. Police located the satchel, which contained marijuana and numerous pills.

Investigators recovered two semi-automatic pistols at the scene. 

Burns was arrested on drug, gun and evidence tampering charges.

Police investigate deadly shooting in parking lot in Antioch

Pierre Burns 

The deadly shooting and Burns’ claim of self-defense remain under investigation by the Homicide Unit. 


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