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Man charged in deadly New Year's Day shooting

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 19:53:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police detectives charged a man with criminal homicide in the New Year's Day shooting of 33-year-old Brandon Saunders.

Police say 23-year-old Erik Moreno, of Plantation Drive, shot and killed Saunders inside his home on Willesden Green Court.

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Both Moreno and Saunders were allegedly intoxicated and handling pistols. It was initially unclear whether the fatal gunshot wound to Saunders’ head was accidentally self-inflicted.

The guns had been moved prior to police arrival shortly before 3 a.m. Detectives determined that Moreno fired the shot after re-interviewing a witness who was present.

Moreno was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond.