Clarksville man’s murder remains unsolved after 2 years

Courtesy: Caratini Family
Courtesy: Caratini Family

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than two years after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed in Clarksville, his murder still remains unsolved.

Carmen Caratini told News 2 not a day goes by that she doesn’t grieve her son, Fran.

“I was really close to my son,” she said. “He was my life, so there is no life after this, after you lose a child.”

Courtesy: Caratini Family
Courtesy: Caratini Family

Fran was shot while he and a friend were in a neighborhood in the 100 block of Chapel Street in Clarksville.

According to Caratini, witnesses said three men arrived in another car and the details of what happened next are unclear.

Fran, a father of two young children, was found dead shortly after 9 p.m. by police on the ground behind an apartment.

His family told News 2 they believe there were witnesses to the crime and someone knows what happened.

“I know they told me the last thing that he said was I have children and my mom is going to die,” Caratini said.

News 2 also spoke with Fran’s fiancé and the mother of his children who said they are still struggling with what happened.

“At the end of the day, he really wishes his dad was still here because he and his dad were two peas in a pod. They were best friends,” Aysha Williams said.

The family remains hopeful their loved one’s murderer will be captured.

“Someone has to pay for what they did to him,” Caratini said. “I need some closure.”

Anyone with information on Fran Caratini’s death is urged to contact Detective Chris Nolder at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5341. Tips can also be submitted via Crime Stoppers by calling 931-645-TIPS or online.

Callers can remain anonymous.