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Suspect in 2018 killing of Dontae Drew arrested in Fayetteville

The man wanted in connection with the Dec. 6 shooting death of Dontae Drew on Dickerson Pike was arrested in Fayetteville, Tennessee, overnight.

Demontez Johnson, 19, remained in custody Monday afternoon in lieu of a $1 million bond. He has been charged with criminal homicide.

Drew, 18, was killed after Metro Nashville police say a marijuana deal went wrong. Metro says he and two friends met two others, believed to include Johnson, near the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Broadmoor Drive to complete the drug sale.

Drew was attending McGavock High School in Nashville and previously played football there, according to McGavock High School football coach Jay Gore.

The buyers, including Drew, allegedly used fake money to make the sale, police have said, and then quickly drove away with Drew in the driver’s┬áseat.

The sellers caught up to them in a pickup truck as Drew and friends approached Briley Parkway and opened fire into their Nissan Maxima, MNPD reported, striking and killing Drew.

He died at the scene. Two passengers were uninjured, MNPD reported.

Johnson was charged in connection with the killing on Dec. 18 and has remained a fugitive since that day.


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