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Man Wanted for Saturday's Fatal Shooting of Daelon Smith in Custody



Accused murderer Nicolas J. Turner, 23, surrendered himself today at the Criminal Warrants Division.

Turner is accused of Saturday’s fatal shooting of Daelon Smith, 21, at the Hermitage Flats, 5636 Old Hickory Boulevard.

The investigation, led by Homicide Unit Detective Chris Cote, indicates that Smith and a friend reportedly arranged to meet Turner at the apartment complex in relation to a marijuana buy. Smith and Turner got into a physical altercation and Turner allegedly fired on Smith. Smith was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died.


Nicolas J. Turner, 23
Nicholas J. Turner, 23