Downtown bar owner Chris Ferrell has surrendered himself to police after being indicted on second-degree murder by the Davidson County Grand Jury for the shooting death of Wayne Mills, the Metro Nashville Police Department announced Friday afternoon.
Ferrell allegedly shot Mills fatally in the early morning of Nov. 23 at Ferrell’s Pit and Barrel bar on 2nd Avenue South, although Ferrell has claimed self-defense.
From the department's press release:
Ferrell and Mills had been involved in an argument inside the bar. After a thorough evaluation of the crime scene, evidence, statements from witnesses and autopsy findings, lead Detective Leonard Peck and his colleagues at the Central Precinct did not substantiate Ferrell’s claim of self-defense. Detective Peck met with the grand jury this morning to discuss his findings, resulting in the subsequent issuance of the indictment.
Ferrell's bond has been set at $300,000.
(Editor's note: The Chris Ferrell under indictment is not the one that is the CEO of Southcomm, Pith's parent. Same name, different people.)