2 Indicted In Shooting Death Of Nashville Pizza Delivery Driver

Posted at 7:15 AM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 12:18:42-04

Two men have been indicted in connection with the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Nashville. 

Metro Nashville Police said a grand jury has indicted Michael Branch Jr., 27, and Marrino Seay, 29, with first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in the shooting death of Doniyor Abdumadjidov

Last August, Abdumadjidov was murdered while on the job. He was shot in the head while delivering a pizza on Batavia Street.  

Abdumadjidov was found wounded by a passerby just after 1 a.m. 

The 40-year-old had just moved to the United States from Uzbekistan to provide a better future for his wife and four children. 

Branch, of Memphis, was being held in the Metro jail without bond. Police said he's also facing a charge of attempted aggravated robbery for his alleged involvement in a robbery attempt on Herman Street just prior to Abdumadjidov’s murder.    

Seay, East Nashville, was jailed in Memphis on a burglary charge.  He would be returned to Nashville in the coming days.

The investigation remained ongoing. Additional arrests were anticipated.