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Crime Of The Week: Oct. 23

Metro detective Hugh Coleman Metro detective Hugh Coleman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are trying to solve a robbery and murder in Bordeaux that is more than 16 years old.

Ernest Wilson was shot execution-style after he was robbed in Bordeaux. It happened on July 9, 1991.

He was using the National Pride Car Wash on Clarksville Highway when two men forced him into his blue and white Chevrolet pickup truck.

They forced Wilson to drive down Ashland City Highway to Industrial Road near Briley Parkway. That's where the men robbed Wilson of $60.

"The taller, thinner of the two suspects, one with a gun ordered Mister Wilson to his knees on the ground and at that time shot him several times," said Hugh Coleman, a detective.

A witness saw the two men running toward Ashland City Highway from Industrial Drive.

One of the men wore a black baseball cap with the words "Real Men Wear Black Sox" printed on the front. A hat pin that said "Attitude" was also attached to it.

"There's no doubt that there is someone out there who knew these individuals that are probably still living in the area," Coleman said. "I'm certain that two individuals either spoke to someone or bragged about their robbery to someone."

Police collected physical evidence at the crime scene that would connect the two individuals to the crime.

"The problem we have right now, we simply need a name to go back to connect with this physical evidence," Coleman said.

One of the men acted like he did not want to hurt Wilson. Police hope he'll come forward, clear his conscience and reveal the identity of his partner.

"This happened a little over 16 years ago," Coleman said. "Someone will remember this happening and will have information that will lead to these individuals."

If anyone has information about Wilson's death, they should Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward if the information results in the arrest and prosecution of a suspect.

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