Man found dead inside East Nashville home during fire investigation

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Posted at 6:23 AM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-14 08:10:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police were called to the scene of a fire in East Nashville after firefighters found a man dead inside the home.

Police have identified the man as 40-year-old Antonio Grisham.

Nashville Fire officials said firefighters were called to the home on West Sharpe Avenue around 2:30 a.m. due to a fire inside one room. Inside, the fire department said they found Grisham dead with "obvious head injuries" in another room. Police said that Grisham had been shot in the head before a fire was set in the duplex.

Firefighters then worked to preserve as much evidence as they could, believing the home is now a crime scene.

Anyone with information on the shooting and fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.