Man stabbed to death outside Nashville motel

(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) – An argument between two men left one dead, while police are questioning a suspect.

Metro Police say Michael D. Cook, 37, was stabbed to death around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Quality Inn on Brick Church Pike.

A heated verbal argument turned physical. Cook was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.

Officers found the second man at Love’s Travel Stop on W. Trinity Lane a short time later.  According to police, the suspect is claiming he stabbed Cook in self-defense.

Police have not charged him yet, and will send the case to the District Attorney’s office to decide what charges, if any, he could face.