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Man Indicted for July 2019 Fatal Shooting



Last July’s drug-related fatal shooting of Markus Cantrell in the 3100 block of Ewingwood Drive has now led to the indictment of Tru Booker, 28, on a charge of 2nd degree murder with an alternative charge of voluntary manslaughter.

The investigation showed that Booker, the alleged seller in a drug deal, shot Cantrell during an exchange of gunfire after, Booker said, Cantrell tried to rob him. Booker suffered a wound to his forearm. Cantrell, 28, was wounded in the face and died shortly after arriving at a local hospital.

Booker, who was booked this afternoon on the new indictment, has been in jail since last July on drug and gun charges.


Tru Booker, 28