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On September 25, in Nashville, Tennessee, a man named Teddy Grasset was shot and killed while walking downtown with a friend, reports The Tennessean. The incident happened late at night, when the two had just left a bar and were thinking about getting Uber.
They had walked past the loading dock of the Country Music Hall of Fame when a gray or silver Chevrolet Impala pulled up. Two suspects got out while the driver stayed in the car.
Kris Mumford, a police spokeswoman, told The Tennessean that Grasset ran and was shot in the chest by one of the suspects. His friend was unhurt. Then the suspects fled the scene. Grasset was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
The investigation is ongoing. Police suspect that the shooting resulted from an apparent robbery attempt.
Billy Jensen, who is working with the victim’s family, reached out to Jalopnik for help with tracking down the suspects’ car. They’ve set up a Facebook page and included photos and videos from street cams, which Billy worked with police to obtain.
The Impala in question had a lighted blue license plate frame and Billy wants to know if anyone recognizes this car, knows what year it is or the two men who got out of it. There is a reward for information.
You can reach Billy at email@example.com.
UPDATE 10/18/2016: This post originally wrote that the incident was a drive-by shooting, which is inaccurate. It has been updated to say that the Impala was involved in the shooting.
UPDATE 10/21/2016: WSMV reports that two suspects have been arrested in North Carolina and the police are looking for a third person, believed to be connected with the incident.
On Thursday night, Andy Francisco Nunez, 22, and his girlfriend, Daniela Veronica Cruz, 20, were arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina and charged with first-degree murder. According to the police, Cruz was driving the Impala the night Grasset was shot.
The third suspect, Joseph Santillan, 25, is said to be the Impala’s owner. Police are currently trying to locate him.
According to WSMV:
The Impala used in the murder was recovered from an auto body repair shop last Friday. The bumpers on the car had been replaced and the blue light around the license plate had been removed, as well as the spoiler on the trunk.
The vehicle was impounded and sent to the Metro crime lab for further analysis.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call 615-742-7463.