Emilio López Lajuj is shot to death by an angry driver (PHOTOS)

Emilio López Lajuj was shot dead by an angry driver. López Lajuj had a confrontation with another motorist in the middle of the street. N...

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  • Emilio López Lajuj was shot dead by an angry driver.
  • López Lajuj had a confrontation with another motorist in the middle of the street.
  • Nashville Police Need Community Help To Stop the Killer.

Emilio López Lajuj, an immigrant from Guatemala, was shot to death after a confrontation with another driver. The Nashville Metropolitan Police Department (MNPD), in Tennessee, reported the murder following a ‘road rage’ incident.

According to the report of the agents of the MNPD’s Homicide Division, the murder of the immigrant Emilio López Lajuj was recorded on the video cameras of a business in front of which the crime occurred. The agents released the images of the alleged perpetrator of the brutal homicide in the hope that someone would recognize him.

Emilio López Lajuj was shot dead in a case of road rage

Emilio López Lajuj was shot dead in a case of road rage
Emilio López Lajuj, a 33-year-old immigrant from Guatemala, was shot to death by a driver after a confrontation on a street in southeast Nashville. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

Last Saturday, October 2, 2021, Emilio López Lajuj was driving his Toyota Camry on Richards Road, in the Antioch neighborhood, southeast of the Nashville metropolitan area and which is an area where a large Hispanic community lives. immigrants. Richards Road is full of Hispanic businesses.

When Emilio López Lajuj almost reached the corner of Antioch Pike, in front of the Oasis Market store, a black Dodge Charger car suddenly slammed into the Hispanic’s Toyota Camry, who had to stop suddenly. The two cars stopped at the corner and an armed man got out of the Dodge Charger.

Two drivers start arguing on the street

Two drivers start arguing on the street
Emilio López Lajuj, in a red shirt outside the Toyota car, at the moment when another driver confronts him before shooting at least one bullet at him. (PHOTO: Nashville Police Department)

Emilio López Lajuj also got out of his car and the two men began to argue angrily. The man in the Dodge Charger car approached the Hispanic immigrant very annoyed and they began to argue. It is unclear if the two men had any prior confrontation on Richards Road.

The scenes recovered by the agents of the MNPD’s Homicide Division do not reveal whether the driver of the Dodge Charger shot Emilio López Lajuj at that time. What the agents do know is that after the confrontation, the immigrant López Lajuj drove to the Oasis Market parking lot.

Emilio López Lajuj died inside his car

Emilio López Lajuj died inside his car
The Nashville Police Department found Emilio López Lajuj sitting in his car, with the engine still running, outside a convenience store that he drove to before he died. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

According to the agents of the MNPD Homicide Division, someone, it is not specified who, called the emergency number to report a badly injured man outside the Oasis Market, at 965 Richards Road, and who appeared to be unconscious. Several patrol cars were sent to the scene of the report where they found Emilio López Lajuj.

The first MNPD agents noted in their report that when they arrived at the scene they found Emilio López Lajuj, sitting at the wheel of his Toyota Camry car with the engine running. When the police arrived, the Guatemalan immigrant had already died, from a bullet in the upper part of the left leg, almost in the abdomen.

Who is the driver of the black Dodge Charger?

Who is the driver of the black Dodge Charger?
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

The agents’ report, based on the videos of the security cameras, reveals that after the shooting the alleged murderer of the immigrant Emilio López Lajuj escaped from the crime scene in his black Dodge Charger car heading west towards I-24 via Haywood Lane.

Now the agents of the MNPD’s Homicide Division are asking the community that if anyone knows the identity of the man with the black Dodge Charger that allegedly killed Emilio López Lajuj, contact the non-profit organization Crime Stoppers in Nashville at 615.742 .7463. All tracks will be kept anonymous.

“He didn’t deserve to die like this”

"He didn't deserve to die like this"
Emilio López Lajuj planned to return to Guatemala to see his mother after several years of not meeting. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

Emilio López Lajuj was originally from the town of Rabinal, in the Department of Baja Verapaz, in Guatemala, from where he emigrated to the United States. López Lajuj’s family, along with the rest of the Hispanic community in Nashville, Tennessee, have been shocked after the boy’s murder.

Kevin López, Emilio López Lajuj’s nephew, spoke with the television station on WKRN, in Tennessee, to give details of the state of pain in which his family is. “We could not believe it … they shot him in a moment of anger on the road, he did not deserve to die like that,” Kevin López told the television station and said that his uncle was not scared when he saw the weapon.

Emilio López Lajuj planned to visit his mother in Guatemala

Emilio López Lajuj planned to visit his mother in Guatemala
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

Emilio López Lajuj, according to the testimony of his nephew Kevin López, was a well-known mechanic among the Hispanic community of Nashville, Tennessee, since the man really liked helping homeless people and always put his free time and knowledge mechanics to assist those who need it.

Kevin López revealed that his uncle was making plans to visit his family in Guatemala, especially to see his mother, after several years of being apart. The Hispanic’s family asked for justice in the crime and that the community help them identify and reveal the whereabouts of the man in the black Dodge Charger car.

“He took a great person from us”

"He snatched a great person from us"
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

“That man already shot my uncle and you never know if he could do it again with someone else… in the video scene you see everything and there the police picked up the casing of the gun. The murderer took a great person from our lives, he left us with a broken heart, ”said Kevin López about the death of his uncle Emilio López Lajuj.

Kevin López assured that sooner or later “God will take care of him”, referring to the murderer of his uncle Emilio López Lajuj and asked whoever killed him to surrender to the authorities. “I hope you do the right thing, that you go to the authorities and tell them ‘I did it’, hopefully,” the man concluded in his interview with the television channel.

Emilio López Lajuj, one more victim of firearms

Emilio López Lajuj, one more victim of firearms
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

The murder of the Hispanic immigrant Emilio López Lajuj in Nashville, Tennessee, is just one more link in the violence with guns. The non-profit organization National Archive of Gun Violence reports that so far this year 34,675 people have already been shot dead.

As of Sunday, October 10, 2o21 of those people who have been shot dead in the United States, a total of 15,997 were murdered and 18,678 committed suicide. 31,969 have been injured. The country already experienced 554 mass shootings in the first half of the year, where several people died in the same event.

Road rage incidents are very dangerous

Road rage incidents are very dangerous
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

According to the nonprofit organization Counseling Association in America, which groups psychologists from different branches of mental health, cases of road rage in the country are caused by people who do not have strategies in their daily life to tolerate frustration and explode when driving and may need help professional.

“Clearly, such out-of-control actions are illegal, dangerous, and can cause harm to you and those around you. If you have experienced a form of out-of-control road rage, it is vital that you seek professional assistance. This is a condition that needs help in anger management, ”said the organization.

Road rage homicide deaths on the rise

Road rage homicide deaths on the rise
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

According to the MNPD’s Homicide Division’s own statistics, incidents of ‘road rage’ in the greater Nashville, Tennessee, area are increasing alarmingly. In the last two weeks of September and so far in October, the agents already have four registered cases.

The murder of the immigrant Emilio López Lajuj is the most recent and, as of this writing, the authorities still have the case open since they have not identified the murderer. The Hispanic community in Nashville, Tennessee, is organizing to bring the immigrant’s body back to its homeland in Guatemala.

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