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Deadly shooting suspect arrested in Cheatham County

WSMV Nashville logo WSMV Nashville 8/4/2022 Daniel Smithson, Chuck Morris, Mary Alice Royse
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A 24-year-old was taken into custody following a fatal shooting in Nashville on Thursday.

According to police, 24-year-old Shauavious Moore, was staying at the Stonebrook Apartment complex on Hickory Trace Drive with his 4-year-old nephew and the child’s 22-year-old mother. The mother was moving out and had her family from Murfreesboro there to help. Moore arrived at the apartment to collect his things, leading to an altercation.

Moore reportedly fired several shots inside the apartment, killing 19-year-old Saniya Lofton and injuring the 22-year-old who was moving out, her 36-year-old cousin and another 16-year-old family member. There was an additional 16-year-old helping with the move but he escaped unharmed by jumping out of a second story window. The 4-year-old was not injured in the shooting.

After the shooting, Moore reportedly left the scene, went to Cheatham County, and then called 911 to tell them what happened. Investigators then located him at a BBQ restaurant and took him into custody.

Moore is claiming the shooting was in self-defense.

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