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Local Man Fatally Shot After Checking In at Music Valley Drive Motel



The man shot to death late Wednesday night at the Fiddlers Inn on Music Valley Drive is identified as Joshua Ryan Steele, 27, of Joelton, who was shot less than an hour after his 10:25 p.m. check-in.

Hermitage Precinct officers were called to the motel at 11:20 p.m. after a citizen found Steele lying in the parking lot. He died at the scene. Evidence showed that Steele engaged in an altercation with someone at the threshold of his second story room, which continued on the upper balcony. Steele ultimately made it to the west side of the parking lot where he collapsed. A Nissan pickup truck which Steele is believed to have driven to the motel was located in the parking lot and impounded.

Hermitage Precinct detectives are working to retrace Steele’s activities on Wednesday afternoon and evening and determine whether he was planning on meeting someone at the motel.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.


Joshua Ryan Steele, 27