Food Truck Jeep Chase Ends in Fatal Shooting: TN Cops

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A chase between a food truck and a stolen Jeep ended in a fatal shooting on an interstate highway in Nashville, Tennessee, police said.

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A chase between a food truck and a stolen Jeep ended in a fatal shooting on an interstate highway in Tennessee, police said.

A 24-year-old man told officers that he was cooking in a food truck near a market on Benton Avenue in Nashville on Friday night, May 6, when three armed men approached the truck and demanded that he give them the money he owed. one of them, the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release on May 7.

The cook and a friend did not have enough cash, so one of the men took the keys to their Jeep, police said.

The two then agreed to take the food truck to an ATM to get more cash for the keys, the cook said, according to police. The man who allegedly took the keys followed them in the Jeep.

As they headed to the ATM, the driver of the Jeep suddenly turned around and drove away, the cook told police.

The cook’s friend, who was driving the food truck, reportedly gave chase, according to police.

The chase continued on Interstate 440, where the cook told officers the driver of the Jeep slowed down and rolled down the passenger window, according to police.

“He said he was scared he was going to get shot so he fired at the Jeep,” police said. “The Jeep stopped.”

The food truck continued to operate, police said, but the cook called 911 and the two “went back to the scene and waited for police to arrive.”

The driver of the Jeep, who police believe is a 27-year-old man from Nashville, was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to police. He had no identification and will be identified through fingerprints.

Police said they are investigating and no charges have been filed.

No other information had been released as of Sunday, May 8.

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter who covers real-time news in North Carolina and South Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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