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.


  • Minnie Melody

    Look at the bright side – Xavier won’t have to spend hours on the phone trying to sign up for Obamacare.

  • iknowyouwanaknow

    wow. such ignorant comments. this is ashame. ive met this guy before. never would imagine he would do such a thing. may her soul rest in ppeace though.

  • Catina Miller

    Tierria is my cousin and she was such a sweet spirit. She was always smiling and laughing. This is such a tragedy for our family.

  • cautious

    Dang x man….. I work with this man bounty hunting I never would have thought he would do this he’s a good hearted person I really think its more to this but were praying for you ( square) ……. Keep your head up

  • Squrl

    All that stuff about wrestling over the gun is a lie, I live there and that girl was screaming for her life… Then BANG!!! and he took off… I’ve saw him plenty of times, and she was a very nice young Lady, always walking a little dog.

  • DeJesus McConnell

    Tierra is my cousin and she was a loving caring person with a smile always on her face, this is a tragedy for our family and shebwull be missed.With God may we get through this rough time.

  • sugar boo

    I know x he is a good person since ive known him it more to dis story he wasnt neva a violence person I use to work out wit him praying for ya x man keep yo head up

  • Natasha

    Natasha Spencer I have been reading comments by people saying that they know this guy and it’s more to this story. Well the story is this guy is a stalker and a murderer. He would sit outside this lady apartment for days and hours, no normal person does that. He did just what he intended to do and that was take an innocent precious life. You don’t hurt the people thAt you love and it’s quite evident that their was no love their just a person wanting to control another one. I just wish she would have taken his threats more seriously and got the help she needed. Ladies if you are in any kind of abusive relationship whether it’s verbal or physical get out, get help. Their is nothing to be ashame of, and yes people are ashame and sometimes afraid to tell because people can be so judge mental. Threats are not to be taken lightly. If he says he will kill you, believe him, he will. Continue to pray for her family, for their strength.

  • curtis woodley

    I work with her cousin didn’t know the young lady. But truly a tragedy it’s my prayer that justice is served.

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