Police: Man Claims Self-Defense After Shooting Man In The Face During Drug Deal

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Tru Booker (left) and Markus Cantrell (MNPD)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The man who admits to fatally shooting Markus Cantrell, 28, in the 3100 block of Ewingwood Drive Monday night says he did so after Cantrell shot him during a drug deal that turned into an attempted robbery.

Tru Booker (alleged seller), 28, suffered a gunshot wound to his forearm. He was treated and released from a local hospital and brought to the North Precinct for an interview. He says that he shot Cantrell in self-defense. Cantrell was wounded in the face and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Of concern, no firearms, controlled substances or cash were at the scene when police arrived.

No charges have been placed against Booker at present as the investigation continues. Detectives will staff their findings with the District Attorney’s Office.

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