Body found on downtown park bench

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:28am

Metro Police say a homeless man was found shot to death on a park bench at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Church Street.

A police officer on routine patrol at 7 a.m. found the 46-year-old homeless shot in the head.

The man has been identified, but his identity is not being released until next of kin is notified.

The intersection of Fifth and Church is closed while police investigate.

Police are looking at surveillance footage from the area in an effort to determine what happened in the incident.

Click here to read later accounts on this shooting.

2 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 11/3/09 at 12:47

And you expect to sell $250,000 to 1 million dollar condos
in that enviroment? We've a long way to go in this
great city on many-many fronts!

By: pandabear on 11/3/09 at 1:03

If no sound of shots was reported by anyone
downtown, then he was probably shot somewhere
else and left at the bench.