Update: Police seek murderer of Antioch business owner

Gitem Demissie, 41, of Antioch, owner of the Ibel Ethiopian Bar and Restaurant, 2525 Murfreesboro Pike, was shot and killed overnight Saturday.

Gitem Demissie

According to witnesses, a masked gunman wearing a black long sleeve shirt and black jeans walked in, approached Demissie, and shot him multiple times. The suspect then fled the building.

The shooting is being considered a targeted murder.

Demissie was pronounced dead upon arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Witnesses said the murderer was of unknown race, had light skin, a thin build, and was roughly 5’7″ tall.

Detectives are investigating Demissie’s background to determine if he’d been involved in any disputes.

Those who may have relevant information may call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 615-742-7463. You may also text the word “Cash” to 274637 to send a tip electronically or visit www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.