Man arrested in Richwood murder investigation, says it was self defense

Marcus Nelson, 27, charged with second degree murder
Marcus Nelson, 27, charged with second degree murder(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Oct. 26, 2019 at 9:47 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is in custody after a murder on Beach Shore Cove.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old, Marcus Nelson, for second degree murder in connection to the shooting.

Investigators say 30-year-old, Gregory Davis, was shot and killed on Thursday around 6:30 in the morning.

Court Documents show Nelson told police he shot Davis in self defense and then got rid of the weapon.

The sheriff’s office says Nelson already had a warrant out for violating probation.

Nelson is also charged with convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence.

Nelson is due in court Monday.

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