Police identify man murdered at East Nashville homeless camp


Metro police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in East Nashville early Friday morning.  

It happened around 2 a.m. along Oldham Street near First Street.  

Metro police said 37-year-old Joey P. Bryant was shot and killed inside a tent at a homeless camp just off N. First St. Witnesses identified the suspect by his nickname, Chico. 

Police learned that the suspect, identified by his real name as 40-year-old Dave L. Jackson, went to an acquaintance’s room at the Stadium Inn and left a pistol behind. 

Jackson was later arrested at a residence on Shelby Avenue. Police believe he shot Bryant during an argument in the victim’s tent. 

Jackson is charged with criminal homicide. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. 

The victim’s identification has been delayed due to issues notifying his next of kin. 

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