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Man shot, killed at Nashville motel

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 16:29:16-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man was shot and killed less than an hour after checking in to the Fiddlers Inn, a motel on Music Valley Drive near Opry Mills.

Metro Nashville Police officials say 27-year-old Joshua Ryan Steele, of Joelton, checked into the motel at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday.

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Joshua Ryan Steele

Police say he got into an altercation with someone at the door of his second story room, which continued onto the upper balcony. Steele ultimately made it to the west side of the parking lot where he collapsed.

Officers arrived and found him still lying in the parking lot, where he died.

A Nissan pickup truck, which Steele is believed to have driven to the motel, was found in the parking lot and impounded.

The man shot to death late Wednesday night at the Fiddlers Inn on Music Valley Drive is identified as Joshua Ryan Steele, 27, of Joelton, who was shot less than an hour after his 10:25 p.m. check-in.

Hermitage Precinct detectives are working to retrace Steele’s activities on Wednesday to determine whether he was planning on meeting someone at the motel. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.