Man shot in the head during home invasion

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10:15am
Staff reports
David Daniel Hurst

Metro Police are working to establish a motive for the overnight murder of parolee David Hurst inside his mobile home at 203 Old Trinity Lane in the Talbot's Corner area.

Hurst, 35, was killed by a gunman or gunmen who apparently entered the mobile home through the unsecured front door, according to police. He was shot multiple times including once in the head around 1:30 a.m.

His 45-year-old girlfriend was sprayed with mace. The woman told police she was asked where the money was, but it is not known if anything was actually taken from the mobile home.

Hurst registered with the Metro police department as an ex-convict in 2005.

Records reflect he has myriad criminal convictions, for offenses including aggravated robbery and multiple burglaries and thefts, out of Knox and Union counties in East Tennessee. He received an 18-year sentence in 1993.

Police are working to develop a description of the suspect or suspects.

Detectives are pursuing several leads in the case. Citizens with information about the murder are urged to contact East Precinct Investigations at 862-7525 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


4 Comments on this post:

By: ardillicphos on 10/15/09 at 12:03

Send him back to his home country!

By: pandabear on 10/15/09 at 12:35

you mean East Tn ?

By: slzy on 10/15/09 at 12:42

remarkable how many ex-cons are murdered.

all occupations have their hazards.

By: simplymommyof2 on 10/19/09 at 9:26

Please remember that everyone has a past, whether it is a good one or a bad one. I know this person. He is a son, a brother, a father, and a friend. He has family (mother, father, sister, and daughters~and so on). No matter what his past is or what his future may have held, he and his family do deserve respect. Please hold your disrespectful comments during this time as the family and friends are grieving. I do say this as I know the minor children (his daughters very personally).

Thank you and may God be with the family during this time.

My thoughts and prayers are with them all.