NASHVILLE, Tenn.- They were
married for less than a month when her husband was murdered sitting in his car
on Jefferson Street. Now, Jason Thomas's widow wants help finding her husband's
When investigators with the
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department started collecting evidence at the
murder scene it was clear the shooter knew exactly what he was doing.
"He went directly to that
car. There's no sign of any robbery or
any other motive. It appears that this
individual was after the victim for some reason," said Detective Jolley.
Police say the victim, 32-year-old
Jason Thomas, had just come from the sports bar across the street around 11:30
on the night of June 12th when he was shot multiple times. Thomas
had just sat down in his car outside Harper's Restaurant on Jefferson Street.
His death was a shock to
Trivanda Baugh-Thomas. Trivanda and Thomas were married just three weeks
earlier. She says his death has been difficult for her children to understand,
especially a five-year-old who worshipped him.
Police say several people
stood outside the bar at the time of the murder, but many left and didn't talk
"The best description we
got the night of was just a male black wearing a white t-shirt. Another said it might have been a white tank
top style t-shirt, but that's really the only information we've been given at
this point," said Detective Jolley.
The shooter walked away
and disappeared around the corner of the restaurant. The lack of information is
frustrating to both police and family.
"Whoever knows anything about the person who
did it, it's heavy on your conscience, and I know it's heavy on your heart," said
Jason's widow, Trivanda. "At first I was going through anger, but now I'm going
through like a depression, but I'm keeping my faith in God that the right
person will come with the right lead and bring justice to me."
Anyone with information
that can help police find the person who killed Jason Thomas is asked to call
Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Police
remind citizens that callers may remain anonymous, and the information could be
worth up to one thousand dollars in cash.