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1 killed, 1 wounded in Goodlettsville home invasion

Jack Davis Jr. (Photo from Metro PD) Jack Davis Jr. (Photo from Metro PD)
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro police are searching for two gunmen after a deadly weekend home invasion in Goodlettsville.

According to police, two masked gunmen broke into the home of 76-year-old Jack Davis Jr. on Saturday night.

The men killed Davis and shot a 64-year-old friend who was also at the home on Springfield Highway. The wounded man was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he is expected to recover.

Police say the two intruders demanded money from the victims before they opened fire. The pair got away in a light colored pickup truck, possibly an older model with a square front end.

Davis was known to conduct business at his home, including buying and selling vehicles.

"He was a great man. He was a wonderful man," said Anthony Woods, who worked for Davis. "He helped a lot of people and kept a lot of people in work."

Some question whether the well-known businessman may have been targeted by someone who knew him, possibly someone looking to buy a car.

"He was just selling, going to the auction, getting cars. And he'd set them out here in front of his house and sell two or three at a time," Woods said.

The 64-year-old man wounded in the shooting was interviewed by detectives. He reported that two blackmen with their faces partially covered entered the home at 9 p.m. Saturday anddemanded money before opening fire.

Police said the assailants may have fled the area in an older model pickup truck with asquare front end.

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

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