Victim Identified In Fatal Shooting At South Nashville Apartments

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 28, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A victim who was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex in south Nashville has been identified. 

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday, at the Horizon Park apartments just off Packard Drive.

Officials with Metro Police said 28-year-old Patrick Tyler Burdine was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside one of the apartments. Officers were called to the scene after a neighbor heard several shots fired near building H. 

Police saw Burdine down and unresponsive through the window of a sliding glass door. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

A witness told officers he saw a shirtless African American male wearing white pants running away from the scene after the shots were fired. 

Police dogs were called out to the complex to try and track down the possible suspect, but lost his scent in the parking lot. 

According to police, the victim's two dogs were also inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were not hurt. Officials with Metro Animal Care and Control arrived and took them into custody.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME, or send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at