Nashville, TN – On September 15th an elderly man was shot in the chest at Shelby Golf Course in East Nashville. Police arrived on the scene around 7:00 P.M. and pronounced the man dead. They identified the victim as 71-year-old George Carpenter.
Carpenter, who had happened to pick up a shift for a friend, was leaving work at the golf course on Fatherland Street.
According to the Metro Police Department there were two witnesses who heard gunshots and saw a black Sedan leaving the parking lot. Police says Carpenter was walking to his pickup truck when he was shot. No other information on the suspects has been released.
Carpenter was a regular golfer and an employee of the Shelby Golf Course for years.
According to www.wkrn.com the local golf community is in shock and disbelief. “He was just a great man, its a huge loss for us,” Daryl Edens manager of the Shelby Golf Course told News 2.
This is the 49th homicide of the year in Nashville.
A Celebration of Life memorial service for Carpenter has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Sunday, October 13 at Shelby Park Golf Course.
If you know any information that can help solve this crime please contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.