NASHVILLE: Homicide Unit detectives are seeking Eddie Fitzgerald Newsom, 31, for questioning in connection with this morning’s fatal shooting of Tony Williams Jr., 36, underneath the Harding Place Bridge that crosses over I-24.
Witness accounts and the investigation thus far indicate the following:
A man driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee registered to Newsom stopped on the shoulder of I-24 west under the bridge and climbed up the angled concrete to where homeless individuals have been sleeping. He inquired about purchasing heroin. Williams was present and left for a short time to accommodate the request. When he returned, according to a witness account, the man from the Jeep shot him. Despite being shot, Williams made it to the Jeep and got inside. The original driver ran to the vehicle and also got in. The Jeep traveled a short distance on I-24 west to the Briley Parkway exit where the original driver of the Jeep dumped the shooting victim onto the grassy shoulder of the interstate. The Jeep then exited the interstate onto Briley Parkway and traveled to the Murfreesboro Pike intersection. The Jeep had become disabled with a flat tire and was abandoned. It is now at the MNPD Crime Laboratory.
Anyone seeing Eddie Fitzgerald Newsom, who is last known to have lived in La Vergne, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
Source: Nashville Police