Man dies after being stabbed in neck in East Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has died after he was stabbed in the neck in East Nashville early Thursday morning.

Metro police were called to the 400 block of South Fourth Street around 1:45 a.m. when someone called 911 to report a man lying by a dumpster.

Tremayne Cross (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

Arriving officers found a man, now identified as Tremayne Cross, who was bleeding profusely from a large cut to his neck, according to police.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died during surgery.

Police said Cross lived at the J.C. Napier public housing development with his girlfriend.

Anyone with information about who may have been with Cross late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.