Man Arrested for Ex-Girlfriend’s Murder

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(WREG-TV) Shelby County deputies have a suspect in custody for a deadly shooting late Thursday in southeast Shelby County.

40-year-old Xavier Becton is charged with second degree murder for the death of his ex-girlfriend, 36-year-old Tierria Simms.

According to an affidavit, Becton told deputies that he was arguing with Simms at the Preserve at Southwind Apartments around 8:30 Thursday night.

Becton said the two struggled and his gun went off, hitting Simms.

When deputies arrived, Simms was lying on the sidewalk. She died a short time later.

Becton surrendered to deputies at a restaurant a few blocks away on Winchester Road.

Becton is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Monday.