NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 32-year-old man was shot and killed in his car outside a north Nashville market overnight.
Police said Jason Earl Thomas was shot in his car outside Harper's Market on Jefferson Street around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
He had been with approximately six to 10 people across the street before going to his car. Police said the gunman walked from behind the market, and opened fire through the passenger side window.
"At this time what we're getting from witnesses is the victim was sitting in his car, and the suspect approached him, fired multiple times on the car and then fled," said Metro Police Captain Preston Brandimore.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots after Thomas left the Brew Sports Bar where he had been watching a basketball game.
He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died.
Police said the gunman fled on foot. The description of the suspect is limited, a black man wearing a white t-shirt.
Detectives believe there were several witnesses to the murder who left the scene before police arrived.
It was unlikely that robbery was a motive because drugs and cash were recovered at the scene, according to police.
Police were interviewing witnesses to try to piece together what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.