Metro Police Set Up Road Block In Ryan Trent Murder

Posted at 12:23 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 20:03:00-04

Metro Nashville Police have planned a road block overnight as they continue to investigate a fatal shooting from 2016.

Police said the road block will take place between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Ellington Parkway northbound at the Briley Parkway exit.

On September 28, witnesses reported seeing a white truck that had crashed into trees on the side of the road. However, when officers got to the scene, they found out the driver – Ryan Trent – had actually been fatally shot.

"We were told he had died in a car wreck," said Sharon Trent, Ryan's mother. "But a little later we found out someone shot him."

He had been driving home from work at the time.

An autopsy revealed Ryan was shot in the head. Police have made no arrests in the case, but believed his death may have been part of a random road rage incident.

"I can’t bring Ryan back and I’m confident that whatever happened isn’t going to make any sense to the family," said lead investigator Adam Weeks. "There’s no excuse for it. There’s not going to be any understanding. But it would bring some closure and give them their day in court on behalf of their son."

Trent's family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. That reward offer expires on October 27.

Nashville Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $1,000 and $1,000 is also being offered by Trent's employer, Premier Parking.  

Weeks said he hopes someone will come forward with information that will give the Trent family some peace.

"Come forward, tell us why it happened, what happened," Weeks said. "Give the family some closure; sleep better at night than I anticipate you’re sleeping now."

Anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous.

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