I really meant to post this Monday (along with a review of the 5.11 tactical kilt), and… well… it didn’t happen. I feel kind of pushed now that Uncle has posted about it. Here‘s a copy of the story from a local news source.
The reason I feel the need to say something is that Naienko, my mother, and I showed up at that shopping center at maybe 7:30 or 7:45 to go to the Target to shop for a wedding present for a buddy of mine. We didn’t know what was going on, but we did see multiple squad cars parked with their lights on, and a very large portion of the parking lot was taped off (as in most of the spaces in front of the Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The thing is, from what the reports show, the seller did everything right as far as the meet up. The Nashville West shopping center is generally considered a good part of town. Sure, there’s a not great part near by, but that can be said of just about any part of Nashville. The place is typically very busy on a Saturday night. Heck, there’s a police precinct damn near in sight of the shooting. He took his brother along, so he wasn’t alone. The only thing that might have been better is if his brother had gotten out of the car instead of stay in it. Maybe… maybe not.
There’s also the interesting thing that the victim was trying to sell 6 guns, and the potential buyers turned murders apparently failed to take any of them after they shot him.