LA man killed in apparent robbery attempt in Nashville; suspects sought

Surveillance video shows suspects believed to be involved in a Nashville, Tennessee, shooting that killed a Los Angeles man on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

A man from Los Angeles is dead after being shot and killed while running from an apparent robbery attempt in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Two L.A. men, identified as 30-year-old Teddy Grasset and 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were walking near the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum early Monday when a vehicle pulled up behind them. They started running in opposite directions when police said a gunman from the car opened fire.

Grasset was shot once and died at the hospital. Niehues was not injured, according to a press release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The victims were planning to take a ride-share back to a motel when the shooting occurred, police said.

A surveillance image of two possible suspects and what may be a silver Chevrolet Impala was shown by police on Twitter. Authorities said they were asking for the public's help in finding those in the photo.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects was urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. You can also send an electronic tip by texting the word "CASH" along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at
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