Murfreesboro police arrest man accused in fatal shooting

Courtesy: Murfreesboro Police Department
Courtesy: Murfreesboro Police Department

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of Cesar Lopez-Flores in Murfreesboro nearly two weeks ago.

After the shooting, Brittany Johnson told both police and News 2 that she had been kidnapped while waiting to pick up a friend in Shelbyville and placed in a vehicle where she was beaten.

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During the drive, the victim said the men who abducted her spotted the vehicle of 30-year-old Cesar Lopez-Flores, making a U-turn and following him to his home.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Johnson said they made her knock on the door.

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“They turned back into these super cops and they were like, ‘MPD, MPD,’ and I could hear Cesar say something,” Johnson said. “As soon I said it was me, they kicked the door, and I seen his face and he was like, ‘Oh my God, Brittany,’ and they shot him.”

He later died at the hospital.

Danny Holmes Jr. has been arrested by Murfreesboro police for the murder of Lopez-Flores.

A search warrant was served at Holmes’ home on West Main Street as detectives continue their investigation.

The case is ongoing and anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.