Police search for man wanted for murder in deadly Nashville shooting

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Posted at 3:51 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 16:28:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police are searching for a murder suspect in the deadly shooting of 36-year-old Tony Williams Jr.

MNPD homicide unit detectives have sworn out a warrant charging 31-year-old Eddie Fitzgerald Newsom with criminal homicide.

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Eddie Fitzgerald Newsom
Photo: MNPD

Witnesses told police the shooting happened during a drug deal Monday morning under the Harding Place Bridge.

Newsom parked his 2004 Jeep Cherokee on the shoulder of I-24 west under the bridge near a homeless camp. He allegedly climbed up the angled concrete to buy heroin.

Police say when Williams returned from leaving to go get the drugs, Newsom shot Williams. Both of the men made it into Newsom's Jeep.

The Jeep traveled a short distance on I-24 west to the Briley Parkway exit where police say Newsom dumped Williams onto the grassy shoulder of the interstate. The Jeep then exited the interstate onto Briley Parkway and traveled to the Murfreesboro Pike intersection.

Newsom reportedly abandoned the Jeep because of a flat tire. It was later recovered by officers.

Anyone seeing Eddie Fitzgerald Newsom, who is last known to have lived in La Vergne, was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.