NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crime Stoppers is offering cash for clues in a north Nashville murder. Metro police think the suspects targeted Demetrius Riley, and they're worried because it happened so close to a middle school.
On October 8, 2009, Riley and a friend were walking along Richmond Hill Drive in the middle of the afternoon when two men came up behind them and opened fire.
"Looks like one man shot him several times. He fell to the ground. The other man walked over and shot him again, apparently to finish the job. Then the two men turned and fled back on foot back up Spears Drive," said Metro Nashville Police detective Jim Fuqua.
North precinct investigators said they are especially concerned because of the proximity to the school.
"Parents were coming in and out picking up their kids. We have reason to believe seven, eight or more shots fired during the course of this incident. Any one of these children could have been hit. And someone may have seen something coming in out of the school that they didn't realize at the time," said Fuqua.
Police are also aware that because of a possible gang connection people may be hesitant to come forward with information.
If you can help police with the case call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.