Family Of Young Father Killed Seeks Answers

Posted at 6:29 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 19:29:54-05

The family of a young Nashville father has asked for justice and answers after he was murdered in Cheatham County last week. 

24-year-old Greg Sanders reportedly drove up to a rental property he owns on Gibbs Road near Ashland City around 8 a.m. on Friday. 

His family told NewsChannel 5 that he was there to retrieve rent money from the tenants or evict them. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said someone shot Sanders from inside the house.

Sanders' cousin was there and drove him to the hospital but later died. 

"It's hard to believe he's not coming back. The way he died is such a tragedy and that hard to cope with," Cameo Jenkins, Sanders' aunt, said. 

The incident prompted a heavy response from law enforcement with helicopters and the SWAT team. Police were able to get in the house but no one was there. 

"There are lives destroyed by his murder and we want justice," Jenkins added. "It won't bring him back but it'll give us some kind of closure so that we could heal from this."

Sanders was a father of a four-year-old boy and was described as a man who loved his family members. He was on track to starting his own business prior to his death. 

"He loved his son more than life. There wasn't a time that he didn't tell one of us that he loved us and how much he cared about us," Jenkins said. 

There are many questions that remain unanswered including if the the tenants were found and if there are persons of interest. 

TBI official said no one has been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon. However, Jenkins has an idea as to who the gunman may be but is waiting to hear confirmation from authorities. 

A TBI spokesperson released a statement to NewsChannel 5: 

"Since this remains an open investigation, we’re not able to speak to potential individuals of interest, or interviews or evidence collected in relation to the investigation. Agents are continuing to pursue leads and have been providing updates to the District Attorney’s office."

A visitation for Sanders was held on Tuesday and Wednesday at West Harpeth Funeral Home followed by a memorial service.