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17-year-old who shot, killed his half-brother is now in custody, facing charges

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the shooting occurred right after 6 p.m. Thursday.

It happened on West H. Davis Drive.

Officers responded to a shooting call.

The responding officers found one adult male victim.

Police said the 18-year-old victim was shot in the chest and was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he died.

He was later identified as Fernando Akins.

The victim’s half-brother was reportedly handling a pistol when it discharged, striking the victim in the chest. 

His name is Elton Maupins and he reportedly surrendered to authorities on Friday.

The 17-year-old is now facing charges of criminal homicide and unlawful gun possession.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.