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Crime Of The Week: Jan. 29, 2008

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Jim Lambert Jim Lambert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are trying to solve the murder of a man in South Nashville.

Someone shot him in the kitchen of his home on Nolensville Road.

Police hope a call to Crime Stoppers can help them find the killer.

"George Jimenez came home, entered his home.  He walked into the kitchen and was standing near the kitchen sink when, for some reason, somebody came up and shot him to death," said Jim Lambert, a Metro detective.

Jimenez was only 24.

A friend found him lying on the floor of his home in the 6100 block of Nolensville Road.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 3. It was a Saturday.

"We don't know if he let the person into the house," Lambert said. "We don't know if the person slipped into the house.  There was no forced entry into the house."

What police do know is that Jimenez was involved in drug trafficking.

They found $180,000 cash and close to 16 pounds of cocaine in his house.

"We don't know if this is the reason for his murder, but that is what was left behind," Lambert said.

If the killing was drug related police don't know why the drugs and money were left behind.

Police said there is still the possibility that the motive for the murder may be something unrelated to drug activity.

It's one of many questions police think you can help them answer.

"We're hoping that somebody may know some information about why he was killed or they may have seen a car leave the location and give us a call," Lambert said.

If anyone has information about the murder of George Jimenez in South Nashville, they should call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

If the information leads to an arrest and prosecution, the caller could earn up to $1,000. Callers remain anonymous.

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