Police Ask For Help Solving 2011 Murder In West Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police have asked for help from the public to identify and track down two men wanted in a 2011 Davidson County homicide.
Around 9 p.m. on July 28, 2011, two men drove up in a car at the intersection of Lellyett Street and Charlotte Pike. A passenger got out and fired multiple times at 60-year-old Eddie Clark as he sat in his SUV.
Witnesses told police after the shooting the passenger jumped into a tan or gold Pontiac Aztec, and drove off on Charlotte toward White Bridge Road.
Police said it was not a random act. They believe the men in the Aztec may have followed Clark from east to west Nashville.
"Over the last couple of years (we determined) two people were involved. We're sure of that. And we believe it's somebody who knew the victim in some capacity," said Doug Bell with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Police said Clark was convicted of misdemeanor gambling offenses several times, including just seven months before the murder. They don't know if gambling played a role in the crime, but they believe the motive was robbery since there was property missing from Clark's car.
"You know a couple of years have gone by and that's why we're asking for the public's help at this time, to help us get justice for Mr. Clark and some closure for his family," Bell added.
Anyone with information about the shooting should that could help police has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).
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