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Police Search For Clues In Shooting 9 Years Ago


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Crime Stoppers is helping Metro police look for clues in a shooting 9 years ago. A man was shot several times walking home in East Nashville. Police said he died in a nursing home from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Police are looking for anyone who may have information about the case. The shooting happened on March 1, 2000 at 10 p.m.

Gary Boleyjack was walking to his home on Greenwood Avenue in East Nashville. He'd just been to an Amoco gas station near Douglas Avenue and Ellington Parkway.

Someone shot Boleyjack several times, and a witness heard the shots and called 911.

"All we know is from what he told us in the beginning - that he doesn't know who shot him," said Mike Rowland, Metro Nashville Police Department.

Metro Cold Case detectives are investigating the crime. They said Boleyjack lived with complications from his injuries. He was in and out of hospitals several times.

"As the years passed Mr. Boleyjack developed problems that were a direct result of the gunshot wounds, problems that eventually led to his death on March 31 of this year [2009]," said Rowland.

Police are still looking for the person or persons who shot him. Witnesses said they saw a small green car speed away from the crime scene.  

"It may not have been somebody Mr. Boleyjack knew, but the people pulled up there with intent to do something. It could have been a robbery. It could have been a personal vendetta. That's what we need to know from the public," said Rowland.

Police said Boleyjack had a criminal history with drugs.

"We're just reaching out to anybody in the community that was around, lived in that area at the time, maybe knew Mr. Boleyjack - maybe knew what his problems were," said Rowland.

If you have information that might help police solve the shooting of Gary Boleyjack 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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