Gun Used In 2015 Murder 'Uncommon'

Posted at 12:40 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 13:40:47-04

Detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department said a handgun used in a 2015 murder was uncommon and expensive.

Authorities said Armondo Smoot was shot and killed in the 4600 block of Forest Ridge Drive in August 2015.

Police said evidence at the scene showed the weapon fired was a 5.7x28 millimeter semi-automatic pistol manufactured by FNH, known as a FN Five-seveN. 

According to reports, this type of ammunition has only been fired from a limited number of guns, and the gun retailed at approximately $1,200.
An investigation showed Smoot had reportedly just arrived at a friend’s home after leaving an afterhours bar when the suspect opened fire at 5:50 a.m. 

Authorities confirmed Smoot was shot multiple times and died at the scene.
Anyone with information about this murder has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).