Metro Police identify man found fatally shot inside a crashed car in West Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have identified the man found fatally shot in his crashed car in West Nashville Friday night.

Witnesses said 23-year-old Miguel Ontiveros III of Hermitage was racing a pickup truck on Charlotte Avenue when someone inside the truck opened fire on Ontiveros’ Hyundai Sonata, according to Metro police.

Ontiveros was struck by gunfire causing him to wreck his car. Police reported the pickup truck also crashed but then fled toward I-40. 

Police later found the Nissan pickup truck abandoned on the shoulder of I-40 East near the I-440 junction. 

Both the pickup truck and Ontivero’s Hyundai Sonata were taken to the MNPD Crime Laboratory for processing. 

Anyone with information on Ontiveros’s whereabouts earlier Friday evening or information about this fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463

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