Friday, January 8, 2010

Police looking for murder suspect

By Clay Carey • THE TENNESSEAN • January 8, 2010 Twitter Metro Police say a man wanted in connection with a Nashville murder should be considered armed and dangerous. Cristofer L. Valentino, 21, is wanted for the murder of James R. Gatlin, police said in a news release. Valentino is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weights about 200 pounds. Police said he is of Puerto Rican descent.
Gatlin, 25, was shot to death Wednesday evening in the J.C. Napier public housing development. Police said the shooting occurred moments after a fight between Gatlin and the cousin of Valentino’s girlfriend.
Witnesses told police that the gunman at one point stood over Gatlin while he was on the ground and continued to fire shots.
Anyone with information about Valentino’s whereabouts can contact Hermitage Police Precinct Detective Johnny Crumby at 615-862-7727, or the police Crime Stoppers line at 615-742-7463. Electronic tips can be sent by texting Crime Stoppers the word “CASH” along with a message to 274637, or by going online to

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