Nashville Rapper Starlito Surrenders After Restaurant Shooting

Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 10:41:25-04

A Nashville rapper has surrendered after warrants were issued for his arrest in a shooting at a local restaurant.  

Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet Thursday morning that 32-year-old Jermaine Shute, also known as "Starlito,” turned himself in after a shooting at the Batter'd and Fried restaurant.

According to police, he's facing aggravated assault and gun possession charges. 

The incident happened at the restaurant at 1008 Woodland Street on Tuesday night. 

Around 8:30 p.m., police said a couple of men entered the restaurant then one of them, identified as 36-year-old James Fletcher, immediately punched the rapper's friend.  

Seconds later, "Starlito" or his friend allegedly fired a weapon, hitting Fletcher in the left leg.  

All of this was reprotedly caught on surveillance video. Police have not yet released that footage. 

Employees said the scene was chaotic as customers took cover in the bathroom.

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