Family searches for answers in son’s murder


One family is asking for the public’s help in solving their loved one’s murder.  

On September 28, 2016, Metro police said 36-year-old Christopher Sparks was shot and killed at the intersection of Ed Temple Boulevard and Buchanan Street in North Nashville.

Police said the shooting was an apparent act of road rage. 

“I haven’t told my kids what happened, I want to be able to tell them the truth,” said James Sparks, the victim’s only brother. 

Investigators said Christopher was shot in the middle of the day in his red Honda Accord. Witnesses said they saw the victim and another driver arguing before the gunfire. 

“He was just trying to get home to walk his dog for lunch, and then this happened and we have no answers.” 

Police haven’t named a suspect but they said surveillance cameras at nearby businesses did capture the shooter’s car on video. 

The vehicle description is a newer Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows and flashy rims. 

The family has raised $25,000 and on Saturday they spent the day posting flyers, advertising the reward. 

“I just want to make sure that person is taken away and doesn’t hurt anybody else,” said Jason Sparks. 

Sparks added that his brother was a loving friend, uncle, and son – whose death has left a huge void. 

“I miss him so much, I’m so glad that he was my best friend and I’m so glad I had that wonderful relationship for 36 years.” 

Contact Nashville Crime Stoppers if you have any information that could help solve the case. They too are offering an additional $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. 

The number is 615-74-CRIME and you can remain anonymous. 

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