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$10K Reward Offered In Fatal Downtown Shooting

Posted at 8:57 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 10:08:56-04

A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in connection with a shooting that killed a tourist in downtown Nashville.

The incident happened on September 25 on 4th Avenue North near the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 

The victim, 30-year-old Teddy Grasset, and a friend, 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were walking downtown when they were approached by two men who got out of a silver Impala – one from the front passenger seat and the other from the rear passenger side.

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Niehues ran toward Korean Veterans Boulevard, while Grasset ran around the Impala in the opposite direction toward Demonbreun Street.  

The front passenger fatally shot Grasset without provocation, according to police.

Niehues, now back in Los Angeles, spoke with NewsChannel 5 reporter Dan Kennedy via Skype

"That was a nightmare, and the nightmare is too long because those people are still running in the streets and we want justice to be done,” he said.

The suspect vehicle had distinct details, including a bluish light near the license plate, in addition to a sunroof and spoiler on the trunk. 

The reward started at $1,000 and was later increased to $6,000. Now more than a week later, it stands at $10,000.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous.