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Police: Man Killed During Robbery Was Targeted

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Police said that a Madison man killed during a robbery gone bad on Saturday was specifically targeted, according to a press release sent out Monday.

Jack Davis, Jr., 76, was killed during a robbery Saturday night at his home on Springfield Highway in Madison.

"Davis, who was known to sell automobiles from the property and, at times, have large amounts of cash on hand, appears to have been specifically targeted for the purpose of robbery," the release said. "A 64-year-old friend of Davis was wounded in the shooting and has been interviewed by detectives. He reported that two black men with their faces partially covered entered the home at 9 p.m. Saturday and demanded money before opening fire."

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The assailants may have fled the area in an older model pickup truck with a square front end.

Madison Precinct said detectives are following up on leads, including tips called into Crime Stoppers, as they work to identify the two men responsible for the murder.

The police department said it appreciates the calls to Crime Stoppers thus far and urges people who may have information on those responsible for Davis' murder to dial 74-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous, receive a code number, and are eligible for a cash reward. People can also contact Crime Stoppers by sending an electronic tip by texting the word CASH along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Citizens with information can also contact the Madison Precinct Investigations Unit at 615-880-3311.


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