Man Found Murdered On Antioch Sidewalk

Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 19:20:25-04

Metro Police officers are investigating after a man's body was found on a sidewalk in a pool of blood.

The death investigation blocked a portion of eastbound Bell Road in Antioch Tuesday morning. Investigators labeled it as a murder investigation Tuesday afternoon.

Metro Nashville Police officers were called to the scene near Brittany Park Drive, not far from Blue Hole Road, after a body was found. 

Sky5 responded to the scene as police rolled out crime tape and covered the man's body. 

Paul Trickey, the South Precinct Commander, said they are waiting for a cause of death from the medical examiner.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Hysen Krqeli, who had recently been staying with friends and relatives between Nashville and Smyrna.

Officials said a passerby noticed Krqeli’s body at 5:55 a.m. and called police. It appeared Krqeli was shot to death. Detectives were working to identify Krqeli’s friends and associates as part of their continuing investigation.

Neighbors said they were concerned but not shocked.

"No, there's been a lot of violence out here. Gangs, rumored gangs, around Hickory Hollow," said Robyn Gade.

In her three years living in the Brittany Park Subdivision, Gade said she has been on high alert. Sometimes she's scared to go outside.

"We would encourage if anybody saw anything overnight, early morning hours this morning that looked suspicious in this area, please call police or Crime Stoppers. Let us know what they saw so we can notify the appropriate investigate units," said Trickey.

The Crime Stoppers number is 615-74-CRIME.

Records show Krqeli does have a criminal history including arrests for aggravated burglary and reckless driving.