NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police Department officers said one man is dead Sunday morning after a road rage shooting this weekend.

Officers responded at 9:50 a.m. Saturday and found Emilio Lopez-Lajuj, unresponsive and sitting in the driver’s seat of his Toyota Camry with a gunshot wound to his upper left leg in the 900 block of Richards Road. His car was running and still in drive, police said. Lopez-Lajuj died at the scene.

MNPD homicide unit detectives reviewed surveillance video, which showed that Lopez-Lajuj was slowly driving west on Richards Road when a newer model black Dodge Charger with tinted windows and black wheels drove around the Camry.

Police said Lopez-Lajuj then pulled his car up to the Dodge Charger and bumped the Charger’s driver’s side rear quarter panel. Lopez-Lajuj and the other driver got out of their vehicles and appeared to briefly argue prior to the shooting. The suspect drove off toward Interstate 24 and Haywood Lane.

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I have the feeling that Mr. Lopez felt slighted the driver of the Dodge passed him and decided to play bumper cars earning him first place in the Stupid Games competition.

We are in “special” times. Tempers are flaring easily and Gun Control has failed miserably (as we figured long ago) from keeping guns in the hands of the criminal and/or crazy element. Ego is the one thing we cannot afford to flaunt, specially our kind that does the 24/7 Carry Culture. Bruised feelings heal quick, rape in prison takes weeks unless you catch some transmittable disease and death is forever.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Possible death by Ego.”
  1. Also, assuming the story is true, notice that it was a simple leg shot that killed him.

    Tourniquets save lives.

  2. If someone does something like that to me, e.g. passing me in what I might perceive as an unsafe fashion, my first question to myself is: “Would I have done the same in the other driver’s position?”

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