facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Country musician Wayne Mills shot and killed at Nashville bar

Nov. 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Nashville bar owner said he was acting in self-defense in the fatal shooting of country singer Wayne Mills after an altercation in the bar.

Mills, 44, died Saturday after he was shot by Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell, 44, police said.

Ferrell told police he and Mills had argued about smoking inside the bar.

"We're investigating Chris Ferrell's claims of self-defense," said Kris Mumford, a police spokeswoman.

Ferrell was previously arrested twice for driving on a suspended license and Mills had prior convictions for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Monday.

Mills was the singer for the Wayne Mills Band, which often played the college circuit in the area. Country music stars Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton and Taylor Hicks were the opening acts for the Wayne Mills Band early in their careers, the newspaper said.

"Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills," Shelton said in a message on Twitter Sunday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Dakota Fanning is 'super happy' with boyfriend Jamie Strachan Dakota Fanning is 'super happy' with boyfriend Jamie Strachan
2
Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian
3
Victoria Beckham visits newly launched London store Victoria Beckham visits newly launched London store
4
Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals' Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals'
5
Jane Fonda reveals mother was molested before suicide at 42 Jane Fonda reveals mother was molested before suicide at 42
Trending News
x
Feedback