Nashville police probe as ‘cold-blooded’ killings are linked, warn the residents to be on guard



Police search for link in Nashville shootings

The police are looking for a suspect they believe is responsible for three recent shootings in Nashville, Tennessee.

A couple of “cold-blooded killers” appear to be responsible for a string of deadly shooting last week in Tennessee is the largest city of the questions Nashville police to warn residents to be on guard.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said the most recent murders took place on Friday as the Bartley Teal, 33, and Jaime Sarrantonio, 30, were shot in the parking lot of The Cobra bar in East Nashville around 3:30 pm

“Officers in the city are looking for two cold-blooded murderers who clearly have no respect whatsoever for the sanctity of human life,” MNPD Spokesperson Don Aaron said during a press conference on Friday, according to FOX17.

Bartley Teal, left, and Jaime Sarrantonio were shot Friday morning in Nashville.

(Metro Nashville Police Department)

Witnesses told police the suspects approached the group, who had just left a bar and were on our way to a supermarket, and tried to rob Teal, who was celebrating his birthday. After the shooting, the suspects fled to the north of Nashville, and threw the victim’s belongings in an alley, police said.

The suspects in the deadly double shooting dumped the belongings of the victims in an alley.

(Metro Nashville Police Department)

The suspects fled in a dark colored Chevy, the officials said.

The murders of Teal and Sarrantonio came just days after another man, a 31-year-old Kendall Rice was shot and killed while he was planning to take a bus to go to work. MHPD said Rice ran around 5:05 pm to get a bus in Madison, a neighborhood in northeast Nashville, when a car with two men inside pulled up behind him and someone in it opened fire. Rice’s personal belongings were taken, FOX17 reported.

Kendall Rice, age 31, shot to death by 2 men with a gun while walking on Alta Loma Road to catch a city bus to go to work. Theft is the motive. Suspects described as 2 black males in their 30s, fled in a dark sedan. Have Info? Pls call 615-742-7463 for the reward.

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 14, 2018

About 15 minutes after Rice was killed, another man was seriously injured in the Falcon View Apartments, located in the same neighborhood. The police in the neighboring city of Goodlettsville reported two men armed with a gun, tried to rob a man around 4:45 a.m. at an apartment complex, but the victim was able to drive.


In another attempted robbery on Aug. 8, the wife of a member of the crew of the band OneRepublic was shot in the back while she walked her dogs. The band posted a video on Twitter and started a GoFundMe campaign to help to help pay for her long-term medical treatment.

The wife of one of our family within the 1R team received a shot through the back while walking with her dogs. Help us, help this family to recover & bring attention to the EPIDEMIC of gun violence in this country. Thank you – 1R.

— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) August 15, 2018

The band’s frontman, Ryan Tedder, said in the video, the woman lost her spleen, it hit her back, she is now in a wheelchair and go through multiple operations.”

In an interview on Sunday with The Tennessean, the woman, who asked not to be identified out of fear for her safety, said she saw a dark Chevrolet sedan pass by her during her walk. The vehicle then quickly back again, and they said the next thing she knew, she was on the floor with her dogs run.

Nashville police are seeking a dark-colored Chevy in connection with several shootings in the city this month.

(Metro Nashville Police Department)

“She felt her stomach fill up and saw blood,” her husband told the Tennessean. “She had the strength to call 911. Fortunately, there is a fire station nearby and I believe they were the first to get to her.”


The victim of another robbery, Ryan Noble, told FOX17 he was in the neighborhood of the Cobra on Wednesday with friends when two men approached them with guns and tried to rob them.

“I threw my wallet. Next thing I know, I keep my face,” Noble said. “I was pistol whipped.”

Now, the East Nashville resident, said he feels unsafe in his neighborhood.

“I can’t walk to [supermarket] Kroger. I do not feel safe walking to Kroger or to the new bar, or taking my dog for a walk,” he told FOX17.

Nashville police are asking anyone with information on the killers or the Chevrolet to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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