Metro police still searching for suspects after shooting near downtown

Dietrich Minor (Courtesy: The Minor family)
Dietrich Minor (Courtesy: The Minor family)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are still seeking suspects in the shooting of a 27-year-old man last Monday.

Becky Burtard told News 2 that as soon as she received the call that her youngest son, Dietrich Minor, was shot near a gas station on Hermitage Avenue in Nashville, she immediately left her Colorado home and drove to the nearest airport to get on a plane.

Burtard said her son is now in stable condition, but the bullet that nearly took his life is still inside his body.

“Took out one kidney, lacerated the liver, so they stitched him up and he has about 400 staples,” said Burtard.

Detectives are still working to identify the two men who went on a crime spree Monday night.

First they robbed a different man and then later shot Minor in an attempted robbery.

“We were just in complete awe. The short walk he made to the gas station and back for that to happen, we make that walk all the time,” said his friend who was also that the bar that evening, Constance Markou.

Friends and people who work at the Batter’s Box where Minor’s group of friends often hang out are organizing a fundraiser on Saturday to help pay for Minor’s mounting medical expenses.

His mom said she hopes someone with information comes forward soon.

“It was a senselessness thing to do. So I hope they get them and we will see them in court,” said Burtard.

The Batter’s Box Bar and Grill is hosting a fish fry and a barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. to raise money for Minor and his family. If you would like to purchase tickets to the fundraiser, click here.

Suspect vehicle (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Suspect vehicle (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

A GoFundMe has been set up in addition to the cookout.

Metro police are still looking for the people that shot Minor who fled in a silver or gray SUV, possibly a GMC Acadia.

The first suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs about 200 pounds. He wore a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The second suspect is described as a black man, approximately 6-foot-1 and weighs about 175 pounds. He wore a white shirt with a pattern.

Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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