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Crime Of The Week: Oct. 16

Derry Baltimore Derry Baltimore

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Police hope the public can help them solve the murder of a pizza parlor manager in South Nashville.

The man was shot and killed while returning home from work.

It was just before midnight on Aug. 21. David Martin, a CiCi's Pizza manager, was coming home from work.

Martin had a friend with him and they were walking toward Martin's apartment.

"A male black approached him and asked him for a favor.  At this point, he told the male black to hold on a minute. He wanted to put the pizza he had in his hand in the apartment," said Derry Baltimore, a Metro homicide detective.

Martin lived in the Bavaria Apartments, located at 4501 Packard Drive.

As Martin opened the door to his apartment the suspect pulled a gun and demanded money.

Martin and his friend gave the man their money.

As the robber walked away Martin grabbed his own gun and ordered the man to stop.

"As he was leaving he fired one shot back toward the door of the apartment and David Martin was standing in the doorway when he was struck," Baltimore said.

Martin's friend called for an ambulance.

Police said Martin died at a nearby hospital.

Witnesses described the suspect to police. They said he was tall and slender and wore a gray hoodie.

"We're concerned that this is probably not the first time he's done this, this type of thing when he walks up to someone and portrays himself as a friend and then robs them of their money," Baltimore said. "It may not be the first time he's shot someone."

If anyone has information about the case, they should call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Callers may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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