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Police Search For Clues In North Nashville Murder

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By Mark Bellinger 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are looking for new information to help them solve a murder in North Nashville. Derrick Osborne was killed inside his apartment on Creek Way Court in August 2009. 

Osborne's father found him just before 2 a.m. on August 29. Police said whoever killed Osborne was smart enough not to leave a lot of evidence behind.

"It appears he'd been shot one time. What we gather is that it looks like someone actually came to the front door and when he peaked down to look to see who it was, he was shot," said North precinct police detective Dean Haney. 

Police said they have no leads or a motive. Detectives are hoping to generate some interest in the case. 

"We believe the person who killed Derrick Osborne in this manner he'd go out and kill someone else, and we'd like to get that person off the street," said Haney. 

Witnesses told police friends dropped Osborne off at his apartment at about 5 p.m. the previous day. The last time someone heard from him was about 9 p.m. when a friend talked to him on the phone. 

"After he came back home is the mystery," said Haney. "We don't know what events happened between the time he got home until the time he got shot." 

Police said Osborne's family is looking for some type of closure. Haney said it's especially difficult for his father who found him dead. 

"They're missing their son. It's very hard to come home and find your son shot. The father did that," said Haney. 

If you can help police find Derrick Osborne's killer call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can also text Crime Stoppers anonymously, text the word CASH and send your message to CRIMES. 

Email: mbellinger@newschannel5.com

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