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Crime Stoppers Search For Killer in Deadly Robbery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A murder investigation is stalled and Metro police need some help finding a suspect. A man was shot and killed during a robbery in East Nashville.

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen something. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for tips that will identify the gunman.

The murder happened in East Nashville on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Michael Leggs walking west down Gatewood Avenue.

They saw a man run up behind him from Meridian Street. The man had a gun, so it looked like a robbery.

"Michael Leggs appeared to comply with the robber's demands by putting his hands up. The witnesses in this case went inside. After they were inside their house they heard gunshots," said Matthew Filter, Metro Police Department.

Witnesses saw Leggs lying on the ground and someone called 911. Police and paramedics arrived to rush Leggs to the hospital where he later died.

"We've pursued several leads in this case, but at this point we're, the investigation has been stalled and we're appealing to the public for any new information," said Filter.

Police are not sure if the motive really was robbery or if the gunman targeted Leggs for another reason. 

Witnesses told police the killer was wearing dark clothing. Police said they need more information to get this murderer off the street.

"When they shoot people on the street they jeopardize the lives and the safety of innocent bystanders in the area. Somebody like this needs to be removed from the street so they won't harm anybody else again," said Filter.

If you have information about the murder of Michael Leggs call Crime Stoppers at 74-Crime. You can also text Crime Stoppers anonymously - text the word CASH and your message to CRIMES.

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