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Metro Nashville Police search for car used in homicide

Jose Aguilar and the vehicle used in the killing of Barry Lafferty (bottom right)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Metro Nashville Police have charged a 47-year-old with criminal homicide after hitting another man with his car in response to a fight.

According to police, victim Barry Lafferty and Juan Carahza got into a fight at the Trinity Lane Market on Meridian Street Sunday. After Carahza left the market, he says he called Jose Francisco Aguilar about the fight.

Police say Aguilar came to the market looking for Lafferty and was seen driving a dark colored sedan. As Lafferty was walking down Meridian, police say he was struck by Aguilar, who was driving the sedan.

Lafferty was transported to Skyline Medical Center where he died from his wounds. Aguilar admitted to striking Lafferty and told police where they could find the purple/maroon Honda Accord used in the attack.

However, police say the car could not be located. Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the vehicle, which could have front end damage, especially on the driver's side.

Aguilar is being held on $500,000 bond.

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