Family pleads for leads in deadly road rage shooting

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police continue to look for leads in a deadly road rage shooting in northwest Nashville Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Sparks, 36, died when he was shot near the intersection of Ed Temple Boulevard and Buchanan Street.

Witnesses said Sparks and someone in a silver sedan with dark, tinted windows got into an argument before the person in the sedan started shooting.

Now, the Sparks’ family is grieving the loss of their beloved son, uncle and brother and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“There’s gotta be more people – it was a fairly busy road in the middle – It was at 12:30 in the afternoon – there had to have been more people that saw. There had to have been people in that neighborhood that saw the car,” said Sparks’ brother Jason Sparks.

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department
Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department


Police said the gunfire went through Sparks’ driver’s side door. He died at the scene.

The suspect was last seen driving on Buchanan Street. A description was not immediately known.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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