Suspect In Fatal Nashville Hit-&- Run Due In Court Wednesday

Posted at 6:54 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 09:39:10-05

A man accused of hitting and killing someone with his car is scheduled to be in court for the first time on Wednesday. 

Investigators arrested Jose Aguilar Monday for the death of Barry Lafferty on Sunday.

Metro Police said they are still looking for a four-door purple or maroon colored Honda Accord they believe was used to hit and kill Lafferty.

Aguilar was facing a charge of criminal homicide for deadly hit and run that happened in the 1800 block of Meridian Street.

Through the investigation, police believe this all started with a physical altercation at the Trinity Lane Market with Juan Carahza.

He told detectives he called Aguilar and told him about the assault. Aguilar allegedly showed up to the market himself looking for the man who assaulted his friend, but left in the suspect vehicle.

Witnesses said Lafferty was assaulted by three men and then the suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the double yellow lines before hitting him.

Lafferty was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he later died.

Aguilar allegedly told police that he had parked the car in the area of Gatewood Avenue and Dickerson Pike but the car was not located there. The car would have front end damage, especially on the driver's side.

Aguilar was being held on a $500,000 bond.

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