Suspect Arrested In Clarksville Fatal Shooting

Posted at 6:37 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 16:50:20-05

A suspect search got underway overnight in Clarksville after a man was fatally shot at a residence. Authorities confirmed the suspect has turned himself in to officials.

Clarksville Police said the call came in at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Paradise Road.

When they arrived on the scene, officers found that 40-year-old Aaron Johnson had been shot. He was taken to Tennova Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Police said 25-year-old Rashaud D. Watson was identified as the suspect. He allegedly entered the home and fired, striking Johnson multiple times.    

Watson was said to be with a woman, identified as Chrissy Huntley (Johnson). Police had initally said they were concerned for her welfare.

Watson had a criminal homicide warrant on file and was being considered armed and dangerous.

Just before 3:30 p.m., authorities confirmed Watson had turned himself in and was being interviewed. They added Huntley had contacted police and was safe. She was also being interviewed.

The investigation remained ongoing.

Police said this was Clarksville's fourth homicide of the year.