Reward for Mansfield’s killer up to $27,000

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Reward money totaling $27,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Friday evening’s murder of Eric Mansfield on Chapel Avenue in East Nashville. Mansfield was the partner of O&AN staff writer David Miller. Out & About Newspaper announced that it would add $1,000 in reward money to the amount that Mansfield’s employer, Warner Brothers Records, had posted ($25,000). Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $1,000, bringing the total reward amount to $27,000. Mansfield, 33, was fatally wounded while behind the wheel of his silver Volkswagen Jetta at Chapel and Greenwood Avenues during what detectives suspect was a robbery attempt. Mansfield drove a short distance before pulling to the side of Chapel Avenue between Douglas and McKennie Avenues. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was found unresponsive by Miller at 7:25 p.m. Anyone with information on this case, including anyone who may have seen a person or persons around Mansfield’s 2002 silver Volkswagen Jetta in East Nashville between 6:35 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. Friday, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous. If the information provided leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers, the caller is eligible for the $27,000 reward. Funeral service for Eric Mansfield were held today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. at Roesch Patton Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at his hometown in Ohio on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Alexander Future Foundation, 6091 Ayers Road, Albany, OH 45710.