Reward offered to help ID gunman in Metro Parks employee’s killing

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 12:32:39-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Friends of a Metro Parks employee who was fatally shot at a Nashville golf course have offered a reward in hopes of identifying his killer.

Metro police said 71-year-old George Carpenter was shot and killed Sunday night as he was leaving the Shelby Golf Course. He had been working there as a facility attendant since 2017.

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Friends say the military veteran and avid golfer would “give the shirt off his back for anyone.” They’ve set up a GoFundMe in hopes of raising $5,000 to identify the shooter.

“If the murderer is found prior we will donate to expenses for the funeral or services that are held in his honor,” they said in a statement.

Police described the crime as “senseless” and said they’re continuing to investigate all possible motives and identify any possible suspects.

"It could've been something personal, it could've been an attempted robbery gone bad," East Precinct Detective Mike Windsor said during a news conference Monday.

There are no security cameras in the parking lot to help with the investigation. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.