Police seek pair after late-night murder near nightclub

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:51pm
Staff reports

Metro police are looking for two men believed to be involved in the murder of a 21-year-old in a Murfreesboro Pike parking lot early Friday morning.

Hermitage Precinct detectives said two men tried to rob and then shot Jordan Gardner after a struggle in a parking lot at 1214 Murfreesboro Pike across the street from the Out of Bounds nightclub just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said the suspects are described as two black men, one approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall who wore a white T-shirt and is believed to be the gunman, and the other approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall who wore a dark shirt and ball cap.

Gardner, of Orchard Drive in Old Hickory, was talking with a friend and two women, according to police, when the two men approached and attempted to rob him. Shortly afterward, Gardner was shot. He died at the scene.

Witnesses told police Gardner flashed money inside Out of Bounds, but detectives have not determined that he and the two suspects argued prior to meeting in the parking lot.

Police urge anyone with information on Gardner’s murder to call Hermitage Precinct Detectives Johnny Crumby or Andrew Injaychock at 862-7749.

Persons can also call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

3 Comments on this post:

By: GuardianDevil01 on 5/7/11 at 5:44

A quick search of Metro's criminal court database shows Gardner was convicted of attempted robbery in the fall of 2010. He was probably up to nonsense on the night he was murdered. I am not saying he deserved to die but I am saying I understand why these things happen to certain people. Stay out of trouble and do not associate with the wrong crowd and your life expectancy significantly increases.

By: nia601 on 5/7/11 at 1:42

To the IDIOT GuardianDevil01, you need to dig a little deeper, because Jordan was in Mississippi, his home, in the fall of 2010. You need to be ashamed of yourself, you ASSumed you knew the truth and are hurting those who love him (his mother, two sisters and brother) by your comments.

By: familyfirst03 on 5/13/11 at 8:15

OMG!!!! U really fixed your fingers to type that nonsense DEVIL!!!! WOW!!! Evaluate yourself before you start to judge someone else. He was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend sooooo how dare you speak that STUPID as to say he was up to nonsense...... I have you know he was NOT up to nonsense BUT in turn doin something with his life and was at the wrong place..... Sweep around your own door before you start sweeping on others...... Thank you Nia601 for verifying where he was because he was in his home town, Mississippi with his family may I add, in the fall of 2010.....UGH!!!!! THERFORE DEVIL........ make judgements and statments concerning your own family and life... They are not needed or wanted here...Thank ya kindly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!