Teen wanted for questioning in deadly East Nashville shooting surrenders to police

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 17:30:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said a 14-year-old who was wanted for questioning in connection to a deadly shooting has surrendered to police.

Officers said 25-year-old Leke Jenkins was shot and killed inside an apartment on Frith Drive on Sunday night. Police said 14-year-old Darrian Pirtle was reportedly present during the shooting and armed with a pistol.

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Darrian Pirtle

The shooting happened inside Pirtle's sister's apartment, but he does not live there, police said.

Pirtle surrendered on Tuesday morning and was taken into MNPD custody.