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Attempted Robbery Appears to be Motive for Tuesday Night Murder off Nolensville Pike

12/20/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attempted robbery appears to be the likely motive for Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of Atanacio Comacho-Cedillo in the side parking lot of the Dollar General Market in the 5400 block of Nolensville Pike.

Officers responded to a man down call shortly before 8 p.m. The investigation shows that Comacho-Cedillo, 52, had left his nearby apartment and was walking on Hickoryview Drive toward Nolensville Pike when he was confronted by two individuals who had gotten out of a car parked in the side rear parking lot of Dollar General. During the confrontation, Comacho-Cedillo was shot. The victim’s wallet and cellphone were found on his person, suggesting that the murder suspects didn’t get anything from him.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives are continuing in their efforts to identify the two persons responsible for killing Comacho-Cedillo. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up $1,000. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637(CRIMES), or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

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