A man known to reportedly loan people in the community money was found shot to death Sunday night outside his east Nashville apartment.
Officers responded to the intersection of Lenore Street and South Seventh Street around 7:20 p.m. to find the victim, 59-year-old Ambrose James Jr., aka "James Ambrose", lying on the front steps.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness reported seeing three young black men, who appeared to be in their teens or early 20s, running from the scene.
A motive for the shooting has not been determined.
Anyone with information about James' murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.