Metro police looking for answers in ‘targeted murder’ on I-24

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police says detectives are working to identify the people involved in a targeted murder of a convicted felon on Interstate 24.

Hassan Al Mutory, 22, was shot and killed near the Briley Parkway exit as he was travelling with an 18-year-old woman after leaving the Déjà Vu strip club downtown.

According to police, someone from another car opened fire on Al Mutory’s car, which crashed into a concrete barrier.

Both Al Mutory and the woman were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He died after arriving at the hospital. However, her wounds are not life-threatening.

Metro police say information the young woman has provided thus far does not seem to coincide with witness reports from the interstate.

Anyone with information about the gunfire on the interstate, or seeing the vehicle from which shots were fired, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

A press release states detectives are looking closely at Al Mutory’s background in order to solve the case.

Last year, Al Mutory received a 3-year sentence for a reckless homicide conviction. He was charged with the Aug. 31, 2014 fatal shooting of Carlos Gomez, 20, on Summit Oaks Drive in Bellevue. Gomez was shot and killed outside a high school party.

According to Assistant District Attorney Dan Hamm, Al Mutory had claimed self-defense. He reportedly said he was at the party and someone started threatening him. He also said a group began approaching him so he opened fire. Al Mutory then shot Gomez, who wasn’t the intended target.

Four months after Gomez was killed, police say Al Mutory rammed an unmarked police car in an attempt to escape but quickly surrendered when he discovered he would not be able to get away. Al Mutory was armed with two pistols and possessed quantities of marijuana, cocaine, Oxycodone pills and nearly $2,500 cash.

A jury convicted Al Mutory of reckless homicide, which carries two to four years in prison. He was sentenced to three years and served less than half of that.

Upon his release, Al Mutory was charged with unlawful gun possession and possession of 188 Xanax bars for resale. He was sentenced to nine years probation in April. Seven months later, he was dead.

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