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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Police releases name of homicide victim; victim’s boyfriend linked to murder

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (March 15, 2023) The woman shot and killed inside her Fortress Blvd. apartment has been identified as 30-year-old Eva Silver.   Silver’s boyfriend, identified as the suspect, shoots himself after a standoff with Hendersonville police yesterday.

Silver was found inside her Garrison Station apartment by a family member around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators developed her boyfriend, 29-year-old Tyler Gardner as a suspect.  Following the fatal shooting, Gardner apparently traveled to his parents’ home in Hendersonville where he threatened to kill himself.  After a standoff with Hendersonville police, he was found deceased inside the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Murfreesboro police Criminal Investigations Division and Hendersonville police detectives are assisting each other with their cases.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (March 14, 2023) Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman found inside her apartment on Tuesday, March 14.   Police are still looking for the shooter.

Officer responded to the Garrison Station Apartments on Fortress Blvd. for a report of a corpse at 11 a.m. Once inside, responding officers discovered the body of a female who had been shot to death. 


Detectives believe this was a targeted shooting and not random. 


The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are following up on leads.



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