Arrest Made In Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

Posted at 5:39 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 08:20:33-05

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 18-year-old James Nicholas Jones has been charged with reckless homicide in the shooting death of 16-year-old Luan Le.

Le was shot and killed inside his Wilclay Drive home back on Christmas Eve.

According to police, Jones admitted to shooting his friend while handling a pistol. He reportedly told detectives he then panicked and fled.

Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary in relation to a December 17 break-in at a Comet Drive home.

During that incident, police said electronics and cash were taken. The stolen items were allegedly recovered from Le’s residence during the homicide investigation.

A warrant for Jones' arrest was issued Tuesday night.