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Man Found Shot To Death In Gallatin Driveway

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by Aundrea Cline-Thomas

GALLATIN, Tenn. – Investigators have released the identity of a man found dead in a Sumner County driveway. They're hoping someone with information will come forward to help them find a suspect.

Detectives with the Gallatin Police Department identified the man as 26-year-old Carl Bost. They believe Bost wandered into Jessie Carter's yard late on West Eastland Street Friday night.

Carter was leaving his home Saturday morning to run errands when he discovered Bost's body.

"I just thought it was somebody (who) got drunk or something," said Carter. "Didn't have nothing in my mind that the boy was dead, so I hollered at him. I thought he was still alive."

Bost died of multiple gunshots wounds. Police believed he was shot somewhere else and was somehow able to make his way to Carter's lawn before collapsing.

"We're really not sure how long he's been lying there," said Officer Bill Storment.

Other than the gunshot wounds, police did not have a lot of information about what led to Bost's death.

Carter tried to understand what may have been going through Bost's mind before he collapsed.

"There's a gate back there. He could've walked right through," Carter said pointing to an area behind his house. "If he did, he could've (been) shot over there somewhere because we know he didn't get shot here – and if he came through the back, through that barbed wire, he had to get cut or something."

If the shooting did happen nearby, Carter said he wouldn't have noticed. For days, the crackle of fireworks filled the air as the neighborhood celebrated Independence Day. Friday evening was no different. 

"All this noise all night long. I heard it the night before last, all night last night," said Carter.

Police said residents may have mistaken the sound of gunshots for fireworks, making it difficult for officers to collect information.

Carl Bost was originally from Knoxville and was staying with family in Gallatin.

Anyone with information or may have seen anything has been asked to call the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.


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