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Family, Friends Remember Nashville Murder Victim

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by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Family, friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the life of a Nashville father killed near his home last week.

Metro Police said Tyrone Reece, 30, was walking along South 6th Street around 9 p.m. Friday when shots were fired.  He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Family and friends said Reece was a loving father, a generous friend, and a man of faith who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"He was a good man," said John Wheeler, Reece's Brother-in-law. "It is so senseless that someone would take somebody's life who was doing so well."

On Monday night, those who knew Reece best, gathered just feet from where he was shot to share stories and memories. The emotional evening was filled with singing and prayers.

"It's hard, but I will get through it," said Tangela Locke, Reece's widow. "I'm doing better.  It means a lot to see everyone come out together."

Reece's death is the latest act of violence members of the James Cayce Public Housing development have witnessed.  At one point during the candlelight vigil, a member of the community called for an end to the violence.

"Enough is enough," said one resident. "Let's not have another death around here.  Let's teach these kids something better."

Metro Police are still investigating the case. The suspect description is limited to a man who may have fled the scene in a light-colored car.  The motive remains under investigation.

Reece's family members are urging someone to come forward with information on the case.  They hope it will be solved soon.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


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