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No arrests one year after man killed in Nashville West parking lot

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It's been a year since a man was shot and killed while making a Craigslist sale at the Nashville West parking lot, and still there have been no arrests in the case.

There were people who saw that murder happen at the busy shopping center, and the man's family says it's time for an arrest so they can begin the road to closure.

Josh McClean arrived to the Nashville West parking lot to sell a few of his own guns out of his car trunk. The veteran of the war in Afghanistan was recently married, and he and his wife wanted to start a family.

So, he decided to sell off his gun collection and was doing it in a perfectly legal way.

But the men who answered his Craigslist posting to meet McClean killed him with two gunshots.

"The reality is we are sitting here day after day having to relive it, because no one has been charged in this horrible crime. My brother was gunned down in the middle of a parking lot, a crowded shopping center. A year later, it's ridiculous that we are having to live through this," said the victim's sister, Jacquie McClean Curb.

Police have a surveillance image of the killers' car, which is described as a light-colored Buick Regal or Buick Century.

Investigators are so close to a break in the case that they've heard the killers have talked about the shooting, and have maybe even suggested it was supposed to be a robbery that went wrong.

"We are very confident the people involved have had conversations since the incident and perhaps some people have overheard those conversations. What we need now is help from the community to get to that next level of the investigation and can seek closure for the victim and his family," said Metro police Lt. Douglas Bell.

Police believe they need a new witness who has a little more information to make a case in the murder of Josh McClean. The family wants everyone to know how much that would mean for them and for all of Nashville. After all, there is a killer on the loose.

"Someone needs to be brought to justice," Jacquie McClean Curb said.

If you know anything about the case, call Metro police.

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