Convicted murderer Eric Donzell Jones, 34, is now charged with 1st degree murder for the drug-related December 12, 2016 shooting death of John S. Moss on Marina Street near N. 9th Street.
Officers responding to a shots fired call discovered Moss, 39, on the ground with multiple wounds behind his running silver Chevrolet Malibu. Moss was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. A small bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine was located on the front seat of the Malibu.
Investigation by East Precinct Detective Bill Bolan led to the identification and indictment of Jones who was already jailed on a felony probation violation prior to being charged yesterday.
Jones was convicted of 2nd degree murder in 1999. He also has prior convictions for cocaine possession and felon in possession of a weapon.