Investigation underway into deadly ‘road rage’ shooting on I-24
Metro Nashville detectives are asking for the community’s help as they investigate the Christmas Day murder of a 37-year-old man.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department are asking for the community’s help as they investigate the Christmas Day murder of a 37-year-old man.
Officers responded to a shooting on Interstate 24 at noon on Sunday.
Christopher Spaunhorst, of Greenbrier, had been driving on I-24 West in his blue Ford-150 pickup truck, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon around 6 p.m., Metro Police said that a black sedan with a chrome trim is believed to be the car the suspect was driving when they shot Spaunhort’s car. Officials said it’s unclear whether or not the car hit Spaunhorst’s pickup truck. Officials added the car may have damage.
When police and medics arrived, they found Spaunhorst with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said several gunshots were fired into Spaunhorst’s driver’s side door and window of the pickup.
The pickup had come to a stop along the median wall at James Robertson Parkway.
Spaunhorst was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died.
Metro Police believe road rage could be a potential motive for the murder.
Detectives are asking any motorist who may have seen another vehicle traveling alongside Spaunhorst’s pickup on I-24 at noon to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
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