Tru Booker claims self-defense in the killing of Markus Cantrell; no drugs, guns, or cash found at scene.

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Tru Booker, 28, tells MNPD he was selling drugs to Markus Cantrell, 28, Monday night, when the deal turned into an attempted robbery. Booker shot and killed Cantrell, and is claiming self-defense. No charges have been filed at this time. No drugs, guns, or cash were at the scene when MNPD arrived.

Tru Booker (the alleged seller), 28, suffered a gunshot wound to his forearm when he says a drug deal turned wrong in the 3100 block of Ewingwood Drive Monday night between him and Markus Cantrell.  He was treated and released from a local hospital and brought to the North Precinct for an interview.  He says that he shot Cantrell in self-defense.  Cantrell was wounded in the face and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Tru Booker (MNPD)
Tru Booker (MNPD)

According to Metro Police, no firearms, controlled substances or cash were at the scene when police arrived.  No charges have been placed against Booker at present as the investigation continues.  Detectives will staff their findings with the District Attorney’s Office.

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