(Nashville, TN) A 22-year-old Murfreesboro man has been arrested for a Nashville murder that allegedly occurred during a road rage incident this past Saturday. Caleb Harney was charged by Metro Nashville Police with criminal homicide for the Saturday morning fatal shooting on Bell Road at Brookview Estates Drive. The deceased was a 30-year-old Nashville man whose identity is being confirmed through fingerprints.
The investigation, led by Detective Charles Duke, shows that Harney was driving a Nissan Altima on Bell Road in Nashville toward the Hickory Hollow area shortly before 9:30 on the morning of January 14, 2023 when there was a roadway altercation with a Chevrolet Camaro in which the victim was a passenger. The Camaro reportedly cut off the Altima. Police say that Harney began following the Camaro and the driver of the Camaro car slammed on the brakes, causing the Altima to rear end the Camaro. The Camaro sped off, and Harney continued after it, according to authorities. The Camaro then struck another vehicle near Brookview Estates Drive and veered off the roadway. The Altima also veered off the roadway.
Harney said the victim got out of the Camaro and began yelling and cursing. Harney said when he got out of the Altima, the victim grabbed him around the waist as if he was going to slam him to the ground. Harney said he then pulled a pistol from his pants and shot the victim, fatally wounding him. The gun, which Harney reportedly hid in a nearby field before police arrived, was recovered by detectives. No weapons were found on the victim.
Harney, of Murfreesboro, is jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond. He was booked into the Davidson County Downtown Detention Center around 5PM on Saturday evening after an investigation into the incident. As of Tuesday afternoon (01/17/2023), he was still behind bars.
Source: Metro Nashville Police – Photos also from the Metro Nashville Police Department
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