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Witness Recalls Finding Fatal Shooting Victim's Body

Posted at 10:46 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 00:09:03-04

Zack Townsend of Nashville recalled on Saturday how he found the body of 30-year-old Omar Dante Lindsey near his apartment complex in the 200 block of Southwood Park Place.

Police said around 6 p.m. Friday, Lindsey was shot in a vehicle with two other men inside. The car then rolled into a retaining wall

Townsend saw the two men run away.

“We watched two people scramble away from the car, a big guy and a skinny guy. A few minutes later, probably four minutes later, the big guy came around this corner of the building, and he wasn't wearing any shoes. He changed his shirt, and he said, 'Hey what happened?'” he said.

Townsend asked the man if he was okay and followed him up the hill.

“When I got to the top of the hill is when I saw the body on the ground,” he said.

Townsend said the man grabbed some things out of the car and ran away into another car. He waited until police arrived.

He said he’s lived in the area for about five years. He recalled another murder happening about a year ago also near his apartment complex. The father of two said he’s planning to move.

"We're moving to the west side as we speak. It may not be that much better, but it's an effort at least that I can make to try and get them in better schools," he said.

As police continue their investigation, Townsend said he hopes the suspects are caught so Omar's family can find answers.