Police: Man fatally shot inside his car during Nashville weapons deal gone bad

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Homicide Unit detectives are pursuing leads in Wednesday’s 10 p.m. fatal shooting of Braxton Cooper, 22, inside his car at the Berkshire Place Apartments, 1500 Porter Road, where he had gone to purchase a gun.

Officers responding to shots fired at the apartment complex found Cooper critically wounded in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. He was transported to Skyline Medical Center where he died.

A short time later, a man who had been in the car with Cooper returned to the scene. During an interview, he told detectives that Cooper had made arrangements through an online ad to purchase a handgun. The suspect met them in the parking lot and got into the back driver’s seat for the exchange, during which Cooper was shot.

The suspect is described as a young black man in his teens or early 20s. He is approximately six feet tall with a slender build. He wore a black jacket with a fur hood.

Anyone with information about Cooper’s murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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