Police: 1 dead, 1 in custody following Jack in the Box shooting

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A dispute at the Jack in the Box restaurant on Largo Dr. Tuesday night ended with one person shot to death and another in custody, The Metro Nashville Police Department said.

Police said it happened in the parking lot of the South Nashville fast food chain at 4:25 p.m. The victim was identified by police as 30-year-old Keanthony Thompson.

Trey Scales, 28, was taken into custody and charged with criminal homicide following the shooting, MNPD said.

Police said Scales and Thompson are both employees at the restaurant. The two began fighting about their girlfriends, who also work at Jack in the Box. During the fight, Scales retrieved a pistol and shot Thompson, police said.

Police said Thompson was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Scales is set to appear in court Thursday, records show.

Reach reporter Molly Davis at mdavis2@gannett.com or on Twitter @mollym_davis.

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