Yonkers Man Shot to Death During Car Chase on Tennessee Interstate - NBC New York

Yonkers Man Shot to Death During Car Chase on Tennessee Interstate

The victim and his friends flew into Nashville on Thursday, Metropolitan Nashville Police said

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    Yonkers Man Shot to Death During Car Chase on Tennessee Interstate

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    • Police in Tennessee say they are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a New York man during a car chase on Interstate 40

    • Eliezer De la Cruz, of Yonkers, was killed in the shooting Saturday while his friend suffered a broken leg

    • The vehicle contained thousands of dollars in cash and was being chased on eastbound I-40 by two other vehicles, police said

    Police in Tennessee say they are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a New York man during a car chase on Interstate 40.

    Metropolitan Nashville Police say in a news release 21-year-old Eliezer De la Cruz of Yonkers, New York, was killed in the shooting Saturday while his friend suffered a broken leg when their rental vehicle crashed east of Nashville.

    The statement says the vehicle contained thousands of dollars in cash and was being chased on eastbound I-40 by two other vehicles.

    After shots were fired at the rental vehicle, it exited the interstate, lost control and landed in the middle of the interstate.

    De la Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.

    The statement says De la Cruz and his friend flew into Nashville on Thursday.

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