NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a country music singer who was allegedly shot by the owner of a downtown bar.

The Tennessean ( reports 44-year-old Wayne Mills was shot by Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Ferrell told police he shot Mills in self-defense following an argument over Mills smoking a cigarette in a non-smoking area of the bar. Mills later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford says investigators are looking into Ferrell's claims of self-defense. She said no arrests have been made in the case.

Mills, a native of Arab, Ala., toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which often performed on the college circuit.


Information from: The Tennessean,

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.