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Convicted Drug Dealer Charged In Fatal North Nashville Shooting

Convicted Drug Dealer Charged In Fatal North Nashville Shooting

CREATED Jun 1, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A convicted drug dealer has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a man during a suspected drug deal in North Nashville.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 29-year-old Bruce Dewayne Moore was taken into custody Sunday afternoon.

He has been accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Michael Weaver, Jr. near the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Underwood Street on May 24.

Police said the Weaver and a friend had driven to the area to make a drug transaction. The suspect, believed to be Moore, allegedly got into the backseat of the vehicle, pulled out a gun and demanded money from Weaver, who was sitting in the passenger's seat.

Weaver apparently refused and was shot. He was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Moore surrendered himself to detectives when he learned a warrant had issued for his arrest. He was expected to be charged with criminal homicide, attempted aggravated robbery and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon.

In 2008, Moore received a four-year probated sentence after being convicted of possessing cocaine for resale.

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