Suspect Arrested In East Nashville Fatal Shooting

Suspect Convicted Of 2nd Degree Murder In 1988
Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 14:21:35-04

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in East Nashville from over the weekend. 

An arrest warrant was sworn out against Tyrone Dunlap, charging him with criminal homicide following Saturday's fatal shooting of 21-year-old Robert Westmoreland IV.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Dunlap was found hiding in a closet at his Shepard Street residence on Monday. 

According to reports, Westmoreland went with his aunt to her boyfriend’s apartment in the 600 block of Shelby Avenue. Her boyfriend was identified as Dunlap.

When they arrived at the apartment just before 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Dunlap began arguing with them.

Police said Westmoreland and Dunlap then went outside and the argument continued. That’s when Westmoreland shoved Dunlap, according to witnesses, and Dunlap then allegedly pulled out a revolver and shot Westmoreland.

Authorities said Westmoreland died at the scene.

Police said Dunlap was convicted of second degree murder in 1988 and also has convictions for felon in possession of a weapon and drug possession.