WGNS has more news on the death of a man who was killed in Nashville late last week. The fatal shooting investigation shows that Pierre Burns Jr. of La Vergne and the victim appeared to have met in the parking lot of a Hamilton Church Road WalMart. Detectives say the shooting appears to be drug related.
After the shooting, Burns took a satchel from his car and threw it under a bush at a neighboring building. Officers recovered the satchel and found it to contain marijuana and numerous pills. Burns walked back to the shooting scene and was detained by Metro Police Officers.
Two semi-automatic pistols were recovered at the scene.
Burns’ claim of self-defense remains under investigation; however, he was booked on drug, gun and evidence tampering charges.
Homicide Unit Detective Gbewa Mustapha is leading this investigation.