Road rage leads to fatal shooting in North Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person is dead after a road rage-related shooting in North Nashville.

The incident started on Interstate 65 Northbound near W. Trinity Lane just before 3 p.m. Thursday and ended at the Jack in the Box in the 1500 block of Hampton Street.

Police say a maroon-colored Toyota Camry sideswiped a white Chevrolet Impala on Brick Church Pike. The driver of the Impala began chasing the Camry and started calling nearby friends. One of the friends, 35-year-old Joshua McCrary of Nashville, was driving a white Audi SUV and tried to help stop the Camry.

Traffic stopped the Camry on W. Trinity Lane and the Impala’s driver pulled forward to block it in. The Audi, meanwhile, pulled behind the Camry.

The passenger in the rear seat of the Camry, Maceo Parker, Jr., 19, told police McCrary got out of his Audi with a pistol in his waistband and tried to open a door on the Camry.

Parker got out and fought with McCrary over the gun, wrestled it away and then used it to shoot McCrary. Parker then got back into the Camry and fled, despite someone shooting him in the neck as he left.

The driver of the Impala then followed the Camry again as it fled. As the Camry slowed down to make a right turn, the Impala crashed into it, spinning the Camry into a wall at the intersection of Brick Church Pike and W. Trinity Lane.

Responding officers found Parker and the other two men inside the Camry at a nearby Jack In The Box on Hampton Street. Parker was taken to the hospital to be treated for his gunshot wound to his neck.

McCrary and the two men with him were found with the Audi at the W. Trinity Lane interchange with I-65. McCrary was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead, having been shot multiple times.

The Impala and its driver were found at the Motel 6 on Brick Church Pike. No charges have been filed yet.

At the time of this incident, Parker was serving a 6-year supervised probated sentence in relation to conviction for auto theft and felony evading arrest in April 2020.

Anyone who saw the gunfire is asked to call Detective Schroeder at 615-862-6931.

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