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Metro police identify homicide victim

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Michael Weaver Jr. Michael Weaver Jr.

Metro police have identified the homicide victim who showed up at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center Saturday, as Michael Weaver Jr., 36 of Nashville.

Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Weaver was driven to Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.

Police said Weaver and a friend drove to thearea of 14th Avenue North and Cockrill Street to make a drug transaction. 

Officials were told the suspect got into the back seat of the vehicle, took out a handgun anddemanded cash from Weaver who was sitting in the front passenger seat. When Weaver refused, the gunman fired, striking Weaver.  The gunman got out and drove away,possibly in a red Dodge Neon.  

Police were given the description of the suspect as a black man with short hair.  He wore round glasses.  Police were also told the suspect is approximately 5'6" tall andweighs approximately 220 pounds.

Anyone with information about Weaver's murder is urged to contact North Precinct Investigations at 862-7901 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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