'Cold-blooded killers' at large, Nashville community asked to BOLO for suspect car

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"Officers throughout the city are on the lookout for two cold-blooded killers who obviously have no respect whatsoever for the sanctity of human life." - MNPD Spokesman Don Aaron

Metro Police are urging the greater Nashville community to stay alert and vigilant after random "senseless, cold blooded" homicides and the killers still at large.

Three people have died in shootings in Madison and East Nashville this week. Police say the cases appear to be similar and are investigating if the crimes are connected.

On Friday, the suspects gunned down Bartley Teal, 33, and Jaime Sarrantonio, 30, in the parking lot of The Cobra bar along Gallatin Avenue in East Nashville.

MNPD Spokesman Don Aaron called the East Nashville shootings as "senseless cold-blooded homicides."

The suspects are described as two black men, one with shoulder-length dreadlocks, who fled in a dark-colored Chevy.

Police say after the shooting, the murderers fled to North Nashville and dumped the victims' belongings in an obscure alley off 23rd Avenue North and Heiman Street.

They fled Officers are asking anyone who sees something or hears something, even if it's third-hand, to call Crime Stoppers.

"We know that Nashville wants to join with the police department in getting these two killers off the streets," an officer said during a news conference.

Police are still investigating whether the East Nashville shooting is connected to the murder of Kendall Rice, 31, who was shot to death while walking to catch a bus for work in Madison on Tuesday.

"It's just a huge coordinated effort to bring these killers to justice," the officer said.

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