Police find murdered man's car near Rivergate

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 1:52pm
Staff reports

North Precinct officers Tuesday morning recovered the car of murder victim Jose Moya near railroad tracks at the end of Edenwold Road near Rivergate.

The person(s) who abandoned the 2000 silver Toyota Camry attempted to destroy the car by setting it on fire, according to Metro Nashville Police Department officials. The vehicle has been impounded and is now being processed for evidence.

Officers found Moya, 23, critically wounded at 8:10 p.m. Monday after being dispatched to a shooting call in the 200 block of Lovell Street in Madison. Moya told officers that he was shot during a carjacking involving two suspects. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and died during surgery. 

Police said they have not determined why Moya, who lived on Somoa Drive in Hermitage, was on Lovell Street.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. 

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

1 Comment on this post:

By: AmyLiorate on 3/30/11 at 9:56

Nah, no reason for regular citizens to carry their own weapons. No reason at all, none, zilch.