MNPD seeks to ID 2 men accused of punching, leaving man unconscious on Broadway

Victim is in critical, but stable condition
Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-22 20:24:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville police want to identify four men after a 30-year-old Florida man was punched and left unconscious on Broadway.

MNPD tweeted surveillance video of four men, saying the two wearing white shirts were involved in the incident, which happened at 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The department also shared a video on YouTube of the men.

Police said the victim was left unconscious and was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

It’s unclear what led up to the incident. Police did not immediately release any additional details. Anyone with information should call 615-742-7463. There is a reward and you can remain anonymous.

Metro Nashville Police made a point of having more officers on Broadway back in 2019, when they launched the Entertainment District Initiative. Seventeen officers, covering two shifts Friday and Saturday lasting through bar close.

MNPD has since dedicated even more officers, bringing the total to 40. These officers are primarily responsible for helping people with questions, addressing all criminal/disorderly issues including fighting, public intoxication, aggressive panhandling, impeding sidewalks and illegal vending.

As with anything else, it has its limitations. The attack happened late Sunday night where there weren’t any extra patrols. There are approximately 20 officers/supervisors patrolling on Sunday afternoons. Some officers were also dedicated to patrolling the Gulch, 12 South and Midtown neighborhoods.

Metro said they have no plan to add more officers through Sunday and at least here, people don’t seem to mind.

Jimmy Farr just got a job in Nashville, so he’s planning on moving soon. He’s been here for one night, but says this attack hardly makes him second guess his decision.

”Be realistic, you’re not safe anywhere these days. Everything is a chance wherever you go. I don’t feel like I’m in danger of walking down Broadway street. I actually feel pretty safe here,” said Farr.