Gallatin police look for leads in one of city’s only unsolved homicides

Gallatin police look for leads in one of city's only unsolved homicides (Image 1)

Gallatin police continue to search for who shot and killed a man back in July.

Police told News 2 Carl Bost, 26, was found shot and killed around 9 p.m. on July 5, in the front yard of a home on West Eastland Street.

No one reported hearing gunshots in the area that evening.

Sgt. Chris Shockley said fireworks were still going off that night, so the gunshots could have been mistaken as fireworks. 

He said evidence shows that Bost was likely shot at another location and was possibly trying to run away when he collapsed in the yard.

The homeowner found his body.

“He had been shot several times,” Sgt. Shockley said.

No shell casings were ever found.

Bost was originally from Knoxville and was living in Gallatin. He had just recently started a part-time job as a cook at Wendy's.

Sgt. Shockley said Bost had a criminal history, mainly involving drugs, and believes his past could have something to do with his murder.

“No matter what type of trouble he'd been in the past, that's still someone's son, a father, brother, cousin. They want closure. They want to know why,” Sgt. Shockley said.

He said they're still working the case and hope to hear from more witnesses. He said they might have some new developments soon.

If you have any information, contact Gallatin police at 615-452-1313.

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