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Suspect sought in brutal murder of Nashville gay man

Suspect sought in brutal murder of Nashville gay man

Suspect Christopher Gadsden was arrested in New York City

Last week they only wanted to talk to him. Now police  have issued a warrant for Christopher Gadsden in connection with the death of a Nashville gay man.

Earlier this month, the body of Deon L. Brown was found in the lot of a local trucking business in West Nashville, Tennessee. The 24-year-old died from multiple stab wounds.

After Brown’s car was discovered in North Carolina, police announced they wanted to speak to Gadsden.

‘Gadsden is alleged to have fatally wounded Brown before driving Brown’s 2009 Pontiac G6 to Hickory, North Carolina,’ police say in a statement, according to The Tennessean. ‘Hickory Police encountered Gadsden with the car, which had blood on the side and out, late morning on [14 November].’

The police add the suspect had injuries to his hand, which were treated at hospital.

Gadsden has family in Fayetteville, North Carolina, approximately a three-hour drive from Hickory. However, law enforcement have not located him.

If you see Gadsden, or know his whereabouts, please contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Those with information can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word ‘CASH’, along with their message, to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at

Brown worked as a cosmetologist in Nashville. A candlelight vigil for the 24-year-old was held on 18 November. His funeral followed a few days later.

Friends and family have used the hashtag #JusticeForDeon on social media.