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Family Of Murdered Robbery Victim Speaks Out

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - He was visiting a friend at a local market when police say 50-year-old Darrell Wright was shot and killed during an armed robbery. It happened at the Church and Son Market in North Nashville Sunday.  

For those who knew Wright, church is where they'd often find him, whether it was singing in his choir or at the local market, Church and Son, on 15th Avenue North.

"He loved his church," said Wright's mother, Ruby Wright.  "I thank God, because as long as you've got Jesus on your side, that's enough."

Family and friends said Wright often spent his time at the store with owner and friend Augustus Church.

"He and his family helped build this store, and he was in this community for a number of years," said Carl Nelson, a childhood friend.

It's the same store where Wright would lose his life after an armed robbery Sunday night.

"This random act, whoever did it, I wish you would turn yourself in," said Nelson.

Community members said Wright's death is resonating throughout the area.

"There are a lot of people that are hurt right now," said James Nunn, another childhood friend, who also serves as a Nashville minister.

Perhaps, those hurting the most though are those that knew him best.

"You know you don't really know how it feels until it hits your home, and it hit home," said Wright's daughter Tiffany Parker. "They took my daddy from me over a senseless act that shouldn't have happened."

Police said the thieves reportedly took off with less than $10 in cash. It's a crime this family still can't understand.

"I know everything happens for a reason and he's here in sprit and he's going to always be with me and he's going to always be with us," said Parker.

However, it's a situation they said they're now leaving to a higher power.

"You don't have to worry, and I'm not going to be sad no more because I know my child is resting with a just God."

Church and Son Market remained closed Monday as the owner and his family also continue to grieve the death of their friend.

At this time, the only descriptions of the robbers police have released are that they are two men in their late teens or early 20s, both approximately six feet tall. 

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (615) 74- CRIME.


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