NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A death investigation has been opened after first responders found a man shot to death inside a burning East Nashville home early Thursday morning.

Firefighters with the Nashville Fire Department and officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department were called to the 800 block of West Sharpe Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

Inside the residence, crews found a man who appeared to have been shot inside a room of the home. Metro police have identified the man as 40-year-old Antonio Grisham. 

According to Metro police, evidence shows that Grisham was shot in the head prior to someone allegedly setting the house on fire. Personnel with the Nashville Fire Department were able to contain the fire in a room separate from where Grisham was found. 

The investigation of Grisham’s death remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting and fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  

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