Native Ethiopian Gitem Demissie, owner of Ibex Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant, was killed by a masked gunman as he was preparing to shut down restaurant around midnight.

By Holly Fletcher (The Tennessean) |

Police are investigating what they described as the targeted killing of the owner of Ibex Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant on Murfreesboro Pike in south Nashville, Tennessee.

Gitem Demissie, 41, was killed by a masked gunman as he was preparing to shut down the Ibex Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant around midnight, according to police. A witness said the gunman, clad in a long-sleeved black shirt and black jeans, approached Demissie and shot him multiple times. The shooter then fled.

Investigators are looking into whether Gitem Demissie had been in recent disputes. The witness described the shooter as man standing about 5-foot-7 inches with light skin and a thin build.

Police are asking people with information about the murder or the shooter to contact Crime stoppers at 615-742-7463, or text the word “CASH” along with the information to 274637. Tips can also be made at

Source: The Tennessean
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  1. Meron Tesfamariam

    Meron Tesfamariam Added 0 seconds ago What can I say really? I am not amazed. I share the feelings of this man. Guys, listen to yourself, to your innerself, what are you feeling because of what is going on in Ethiopia, I mean the politics, the Hailemariam’s regime? I hate myself, I feel as if I am loosing my country, Like being a man without country. This feeling makes so desperate. Imagine, if someone really annoys you, as this time of hopelessness, you may not be sure what will you be doing?

    What I would like to say to all of you is, are you ready to take action, then make your action meaningful for a better cause. Now our country needs people who can save her from destruction by dying first, why don’t we go back to our country and die defending our people and our country against the colonizers: Hailemariam Desalegn and the co. rather than rotting for life in USA’s gay rapists/HIV infested prisons. I don’t think any human being should see the inside of prisons like I did last year. prison in USA is the most ugliest place anyone can possibly be. Surprisingly there are huge number of Ethiopians and Eritreans serving life sentence and decades in prisons in Virginia/DC area and in California especially.
    No one even visiting them. No form of contact with friends or families no letters no phone calls nothing.


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