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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nashville Man Indicted On Federal Charges After Shooting 62 Year Old In North Nashville

George Ivory aka GI, 24, of Nashville, Tenn., was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury, for being a felon in possession of ammunition, as a result of shooting 62 year- old Cecil Grissette on May 1, 2015, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Although the firearm used was not recovered, shell casings found at the scene formed the basis for the charge.

According to the complaint filed against Ivory, Cecil Grissette was in the area of 16th Avenue North and Buchanon Street attempting to buy crack cocaine from another person when Ivory demanded that Grissette buy crack cocaine from him instead.  When Grissette decided to buy the drugs from another dealer, Ivory shot Grissette in the head, torso, and leg.  Grissette was then transported to Vanderbilt Hospital for medical care.

If convicted, Ivory faces up to 10 years in prison.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sunny A.M. Koshy.

Updated May 29, 2015