Police ID man found shot to death in street

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:03am
Staff reports

Metro Police are looking for answers after a fatal shooting Monday night in north Nashville left a convicted felon dead.

Norcelle Clack, 20, of Lischey Avenue, was walking in the 1900 block of 12th Avenue North at 8 p.m. when an unknown number of suspects approached him and opened fire, police said./p> Officers responding to the call found Clack lying shot to death in the street, police said.

Police said Clack's arrest history reflects charges for carjacking, being a felon in possession of a weapon and convictions for aggravated burglary and unlawful weapon possession.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

21 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 12/29/09 at 10:28

Sad for his family but...

why was this felon not still in jail?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 10:53

exactly, Kosh.

look how many dismissals the guy got.

By: REALLY on 12/29/09 at 10:54


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 10:56

My regards to his family. No one deserves to be shot to death. However, according to his record he was no angel.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 11:03

REALLY, i assume you are a family member or friend. i truly do regret your loss. no disrespect intended.

By: B.A.HATER on 12/29/09 at 1:52

The system is a failure. Why do sex offender's and murderer's walk the streets our children play on? Why is it that Nashville can talk about building and expanding downtown when our local schools need improvement? Is all doesn't make sense to me. This world is a cruel, cold place.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 2:04

Hater, the system is a failure in that sense. I agree.

By: JaiboiTV on 12/29/09 at 2:47

First, I would like to join in by saying THANKS FOR CARING.
I think that's a good place to start if we (CITIZENS) really care about the lives being destroyed in our communities. We cannot change this destruction overnight but we can change these conditions over time. The fact is that many people are being affected by senseless violence such as this. Each day there are violent acts occurring in communities all over the area. This family like many other families are seeing their futures fade-out either by being victimized or by incarceration of a loved one. Basic support is needed by all entities who play a part in curving the violence thru training at home, school, and job. Our young ones have been disillusioned as to what good life has to offer. Broken homes is where it all starts. Our schools is next in line along with community organizations such as church, recreational facilities, and communities service organizations to include law enforcement. Chief Serpas has one of the most important jobs in this city. From his seat, he is privileged to witness the horrors as well as the successes. Statistically, can he say that since he has accepted this privilege, has youth-on-youth crime diminished? Has incarcerations of our young increased or decreased? What can we do to help him make a prominent and positive difference?
I believe that we (MEN) can and will be the single factor in bringing a positive change back to our communities. We have to get involved and display caring leadership. The mothers of our children need our help... but first we have to end the problem between them and us. I apologize for this long comment... but I do hope that someone will comment back and share their thoughts on how we can make a difference.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 2:52

Hi, Jaiboi. As an outsider, what can one do if the see a household in the neighborhood where the parents are uncaring and the children run wild commiting crimes while still minors? Child Services does not often provide assistance at the start end and Juvie Court doesn't always solve the problem. What can caring citizens within the community do? I often see instances where you know the children are acting out and the family is unapproachable. I just don't know what I can do.

By: REALLY on 12/29/09 at 3:52

blanketnazi2... No I am not a Family member, but I attend church with this young mans grandmother. And While I did not know him personally, I do know that his past was just that his past. There is not one single person walking this earth that has not done something shady, no matter what, if it's to the government, family,friends,strangers, I do know that he was changing his life around, 20yrs old they made it a point to say he was a convicted Felon. But now he's dead, so let him rest in peace, it's bad enough that everywhere his family will turn, they will see something hateful or senseless about his death,his murder, why not offer condolences.......

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:20

REALLY, i am sorry for his family and i did offer condolences. however, the young man was a violent individual. he was arrested in June for carjacking an individual at gunpoint. That's on top of his felony weapon charges.


So it's not like it was in his distant past. As much as you may care for his family, you have to remember that neighborhoods need to be safe too and individuals such as him should not be out running around. He acted in a hateful and senseless manner himself and could have hurt or killed another.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/29/09 at 4:21

and no, not everyone goes around carjacking people and pulling a gun on them.

By: REALLY on 12/29/09 at 4:39

Blanketnazi2, I did not say everyone had his type of past, but we have ugly past, no matter what, June was 6months ago, he was murdered yesterday while walking down the street. If this was your family I would point out the fact, it's judgmental people who only look at what they have done. If they article said he was shot and killed while attempting a hijacking it would be a different story, but still respect his family. If your cousin brother sister uncle was in the same situation, I would still say RESPECT the family. Remember he who is with out sin shall cast the first stone....... His past is UGLY; really it is I’m not condoning that

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/30/09 at 8:30

REALLY, i have people in my family who have done really bad things. I don't defend them nor do I feel sorry for them. I would never cover for them either.

By: wrglwright on 12/30/09 at 10:36

As the mother of a recently murdered son and a fine man. He was about to become a firefighter and save lives instead his life was snuffed out in an instant by a convicted felon walking the streets. It all starts with legislature and having to get new laws inacted to serve more of their sentences.
Our lives will never be the same,however as citizens we have and must stand together and let our voices be heard. Without this nothing will be done.

Please I am begging you find out who your legislator is and take a minute of time to send a letter or email them your concerns. Our voices need to be heard.!!!!!!!!!

Tennessee has a 3 strikes law that is not inacted

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/30/09 at 10:49

wrglwright, my condolences. i am so sorry to hear of your son. yes, TN has a 3 strikes law but it is never inacted! what gives! i'm so tired of people being sentenced to 10 years, serving two or less then given probation, which is a joke because the probation officers are so overloaded they can't keep up. i agree - we all need to write to our legislatures!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/30/09 at 10:50

i'm also tired of judges such as Monte Watkins who set the bail so low and don't do enough to sentence felons who already have long records. please, do the job you've been elected to do and quit catering to the felons over the victims and their families!!!

By: wrglwright on 12/30/09 at 11:38

to further see more about this Dennis Ferrier interviewed us on Channel 4 @ 5 last night. He is also behind why bail is being posted to low? I read The City Paper everyday the crime is shocking!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/30/09 at 11:45

yes, i know. i've been following judge watkins for a while and i'm very displeased with him. i was happy when i saw that channel 4 did a segment on it.

By: JaiboiTV on 1/3/10 at 10:38

"Men making a difference"
Blanketnazi2... sorry for the delay... but first what we have to have is a strong desire to committ. Without committment we are like window sheers. Looks nice but doesn't keep out the cold or the heat. Once you've learned something about being in the urban streets, you quickly find out that ppl with look right through you. We all are constantly being judged. Those who do right and those who do wrong. Its ok to judge, but judge out of righteousness, fair understanding, wisdom, and compassion. What is discernment without judgement?
My hopes are to start where I can with one. I don't plan to save every GD, Vicelord, Blood, Crip, or whatever other crime related group exist. But if I can touch just one of them good enough, I maybe able to touch another. Hopefully, they will touch someone too. That's where we begin. Alternatives are needed to show that there are other ways to achieve status and unity in life.
This young man's life was short... was it because of circumstances and/or choices? The random act that took his life cared not about choices nor circumstances. It showed no regard to those who loved and cared for him. So, what does it all mean? I wonder if it is meant for us 'the living' to weigh (judge) how we live and do our best to make our lives better. Most of the time... I feel better about my life by helping others despite their's and my circumstances and choices.

By: Karii on 2/11/10 at 6:37

As a 19 year old young lady who went to school with this young man, I do not appreciate some of the ignorant comments that some people have posted, they are disrespectful and i feel that unless you have lived and grew up around young men like him you will never know the reasons for their actions either good or bad. Unless you have lived in a low income area like Lischey ave you will never know that half the Men and some women who live there are convicted felons and are on probation. These people are put in this situation where they just don't care anymore because ignorant people do not know any better unless they were put in their shoes. When you have to raise your children in high crime areas there is no doubt that the child that you raise will not get into trouble, especially when a majority of the people in your neighborhood are single mothers working all hours of the the day to make ends meet.....put all this together...add a lot of stress...and a young boy who feels like he has no future but to live and to die...you get a young man like Mr. Clack. Fortunately i knew better and i am doing what i have to to let the world know whats happening so don't blame us just find the real solution and stop being ignorant....when you see hope on Lischey Avenue you will find better circumstances other than that we will still have situations like this.....go figure!