NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A homicide investigation is underway after a 37-year-old man was found dead in the Edgehill community early Monday morning.
Metro police responded to a corpse call just before 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 13th Court South.
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According to Metro police, Antonio Johnson was found dead underneath a blanket next to a dumpster. Detectives said he died from a gunshot wound.
Investigators are working to collect surveillance footage from the area. Metro police reported Johnson had a brief altercation with the suspect prior to the shooting.
News 2spoke to neighbors who live nearby that said has been an ongoing issue over the years.
“[We hear gun shots]two three times a week you never know,” Christie Farrar said.
Farrar said over the years she has become increasingly concerned for her safety.
“I’m scared for everyone’s safety. My youngest is 17 and I’m ready to leave,” Farrer said.
She said tonight her thoughts are with the victim’s family.
“That guy never bothered nobody, so it makes it really sad,” Farrar said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
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