One dead in Monday morning Osage/North Fisk shooting

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 17:46:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man is dead following a shooting that took place in the Osage/North Fisk area of Nashville Monday morning.

Metro police reports that 20-year-old Kezachary Horsley is in custody and is charged with criminal homicide following the shooting.

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The shooting was reported a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. Metro police say the incident took place in the intersection of 22nd Avenue North and Underwood Street.

The victim, 58-year-old Emmanuel Gordon, was walking back from a store when a small car with damage to the front end pulled up next to him, stopping in the intersection of 22nd Avenue North and Underwood Street. Surveillance video from the area helped detectives identify the car as a Kia Rio.

A witness told police that the suspect got out of the car, charged at Gordon before shooting at Gordon who was yelling, "please don't shoot!" As Gordon fell over, Horsley stood over him and shot him twice more. Horsley then escaped from the scene on Underwood Street. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police spotted the car late Tuesday night and followed to an East Nocturne Drive apartment complex.

Horsley and a woman got out of the car and walked into an apartment. Detectives went to the apartment and arrested Horsley for outstanding warrants for domestic assault and failure to appear in court. Police took a .40 caliber pistol from the apartment that was hidden in a closet.

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The scene of the shooting on 22nd Avenue North and Underwood Street.

Horsley was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants and is being held without bond. MNPD crime lab conducted ballistic tests on the gun. The tests confirmed the pistol was used in Gordon's murder.

A the time of the shooting, Horsley was free on bond and under indictment on an aggravated robbery charge for allegedly robbing Gordon at gunpoint of $8 on September 18, 2020. Horsley allegedly pulled his gun out on Gordon while he was riding his bike and robbed him.

Metro police believe the motive of the murder is tied to Gordon's assistance in prosecuting Horsley.