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Crime of the Week: July 31

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro police need help solving a murder mystery in which the victim was a man dressed as a woman.

It happened outside a club on Jan. 7 in South Nashville.

The body of 31-year-old Nakia Baker was lying on the ground next to his car in the parking lot. He was shot once in the head.

Police said Baker lived the lifestyle of a woman. When police found him, he was wearing women's clothes.

"Whether that has anything to do with his homicide or not, we're not certain," said Brad Corcoran, a Metro police detective.

Baker's body was in the parking lot of Club Adventura and Billiards at 3312B Nolensville Road.

Witnesses told police Baker was socializing inside the after-hours club until he left to walk to his car.

"We're looking for anybody that saw Mr. Baker in the parking lot or may have seen him walking up and down Nolensville Road," Corcoran said.

Baker's car was a blue Oldsmobile Intrigue. There was damage to the front of the car. It had a black light hooked up to illuminate the passenger compartment.

Police fear Baker's lifestyle make keep some witnesses from coming forward with information about the crime.

"Mr. Baker had a family that cared about him and the police department cares and we want to solve this crime," Corcoran said.

Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous.

If anyone knows anything about Baker's shooting death, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

The information could be worth up to $1,000.

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