Metro Police have obtained a murder warrant against Cristofer Lopez Valentino in connection with Wednesday night’s fatal shooting of James R. Gatlin in the 600 block of Charles E. Davis Boulevard in the J.C. Napier public housing development.
Gatlin, 25, was shot multiple times at 6:40 p.m. moments after physically fighting with the cousin of Valentino’s girlfriend, police said.
Witnesses tell police the gunman stood over Gatlin and continued to fire shots.
Police describe 21-year-old Valentino as man of Puerto Rican descent who stands 6-foot, 3-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Valentino is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Valentino’s whereabouts is urged to contact Hermitage Precinct Detective Johnny Crumby at 862-7727 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.