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Reward Increased For Info In Tourist's Shooting Death

Posted at 5:42 AM, Oct 20, 2016

The reward has been increased to help catch those responsible for the fatal shooting of a California man in downtown Nashville.

The Metro Nashville Police Department has increased the reward money to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Now, friends of the victim - 30-year-old Teddy Grasset - have started a Go Fund Me page to increase that reward, saying, "We are raising money to increase the bounty on the cowards responsible for ending his life prematurely and bring them to justice."

They're trying to raise $70,000.

Grasset was shot and killed in September while walking outside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum around midnight.

He and his friend, 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were visiting from Los Angeles. Sunday, September 25, was their last night in town and they were about to catch an Uber back to their hotel.

That's when the suspects pulled up and got out of their car. 

Surveillance video shows Grasset and his friend run away from a suspected robbery. At that point, one of the men opened fire and fatally shot Grasset.

In addition to the Go Fund Me, his friends have started a Facebook page - plastering the picture of that silver Chevy Impala all over Facebook.

Police think someone might know where to find that car. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.