Metro Police are searching for as many as three suspects who fatally ambushed 20-year-old Ernest Eugene Smith on the front porch his north Nashville home.
Police say Smith was shot multiple times outside his home just after he arrived home around 12:30 a.m.
The victim's father, who was sleeping inside, came outside when he heard gunshots. His son died in his arms.
The suspect is described only as a black man wearing dark clothing, police said.
This is the second fatal shooting  in north Nashville this week. A father returned to his Bordeaux home early Tuesday morning to find his 23-year-old son shot death inside the house.
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is urged to call North Precinct detectives at 862-7901 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.