Girlfriend Of Cobra Bar Shooting Victim Speaks

Posted at 4:56 PM, Sep 14, 2018

A music benefit will be held on Saturday for two people robbed and killed outside of the Cobra Nashville bar last month.

Friends of Brandon Teal and Jaime Sarrantonio are putting on the benefit at 2511 Gallatin Ave starting at 6 p.m.

On Aug. 17, Teal and Sarrantonio were leaving the bar with friends after celebrating Teal's birthday when two men robbed them. Police said Teal and Sarrantonio were also shot and killed before the men left the scene. 

Days after the shootings, police arrested 24-year-old Lacory Lytle and 20-year-old Demontrey Logsdon as persons of interest in the killings but still have not charged them with murder. 

Lindsey Perez met Teal about one year ago. She said the two had recently started a committed relationship. 

"We had a great time, his smile and his laugh just lit up a room. He was contagious," she said.

The night of Teal's birthday, Perez said she was not feeling well and stayed home.

"I actually wasn't feeling well that night and so the last thing I ever said to him was be safe, have a good night and it's almost your birthday," she said.

Perez said it frustrates her that police have not charged anyone with the murder. 

"I know everyone keeps saying that they're in jail and they're going to get justice but it's hard to say that it's justifiable," she said.

At least three local bands, including Terrestrial Radio which Teal belonged to, will play. A candle light vigil will also take place.

Donations are encouraged. Money raised will benefit Teal's favorite non-profit organization Notes For Notes. Perez hopes to place a memorial bench and plant a tree at Dragon Park in remembrance of Teal.

"That's his hangout spot, That's where him and his closest friends, that's where they would go to hang out. We'd play games. Hang out after work," she said. 

Perez said everyone is invited to attend the benefit.