Car crashes into home, Man found fatally shot

Car crashes into home, Man found fatally shot (Image 1)
Car crashes into home, Man found fatally shot (Image 1)

Metro police were called to a traffic accident Tuesday night in north Nashville and instead discovered a gunshot victim.

Officers responded to the scene on Westchester Drive at Stilton Drive off Dickerson Pike, north of Nashville, amid reports car had crashed into a house shortly before 9 p.m.

They found a red Pontiac Sunfire had run off the road and struck a house and the car's driver, James William Ray, had a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Ray, 58, of Cottontown, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told Nashville's News 2 overnight they were investigating where the shooting occurred and why the victim was in the neighborhood.

In a release Wednesday morning, detectives said they had developed significant leads and were working to confirm the gunman's identity.
 
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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