NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Nashville Police officers have responded to the scene of a fatal shooting near James A. Cayce Homes in Nashville.
Family members identified the victim as Horace Whitley, 39, who was also known as Ewing.
The call came from the 800 block of South 8th Court behind the Martha O'Bryan Center around 11:30 Tuesday. At first officers were unable to locate a crime scene. However, with help from a family member officers located Whitley's body in a treeline behind one of the buildings.
"Somebody had set him up, he was in the bushes and got shot," Whitley's cousin, Veronica Fitts said.
As detectives pursue "strong leads" in the murder investigation Fitts has this to say to the person who pulled the trigger, "turn yourself in because another family's' hearts are broken. Turn yourself in, if you needed anything he would've gave it to you," she said. "God don't like ugly and justice will be found."
If you have any information about this deadly shooting contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.