Warrants issued for 3 men after fatal Woodland Pointe Drive shooting

Posted at 6:06 AM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 12:53:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Warrants charging criminal homicide and attempted murder were issued against three men for the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Nelson Soto in a targeted shooting.

Metro police arrived at the scene in the 1500 block of Woodland Pointe Drive around 1:15 a.m. on May 22. Soto was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds, sitting in the driver’s seat of a Kia Forte.

His female passenger, an acquaintance, was also shot. She was transported with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the investigation, led by Detective Timothy Skopek, Clesi Hodges, 45, contracted Brandon L. Sharp, 35, to murder Soto and the female victim due to an ongoing feud. A third man, Jaime Cooper, 39, is alleged to have lured the victims to the parking lot where they were shot.

Hodges and Sharp are in custody on unrelated charges — Hodges in the Wilson County jail and Sharp in the Sumner County jail.

Cooper was taken into custody on July 7. He was booked into Metro jail and charged with criminal homicide and attempted murder.