UPDATE: Suspects in Los Angeles tourist's Nashville murder arrested in N.C.

Police in North Carolina have arrested two suspects wanted in connection to a Los Angeles tourist's murder in Nashville earlier this month. PHOTOS: Andy Nunez, Daniella Cruz and Parolee Santillan-Metro PD

UPDATE (10-23): The third person wanted in connection to murder of Nashville tourist Teddy Grasset is arrested. Police tell FOX 17 News on Sunday night that Joseph Santillan turned himself in today.


UPDATE (10-21): Commander John Drake with Metro Nashville Police says the suspects were arrested on Thursday night by police in Raleigh, NC at a Days Inn.

It is believe Nunez fired the shot and Cruz was driving the getaway car. Both are facing first degree murder charges. The vehicle used during the murder belongs to Joseph Santillan, who is on parole.

Tips from police say Santillan was also a passenger in his car and exited the vehicle to confront the victim. Police found the Impala at a body shop in Nashville. The vehicle had the distinctive blue license plate and bumper removed. Police are searching for Santillan and he has been charged with murder. Commander Drake added all three suspects are acquainted "in some way or another" and all three were searching for a target to rob on the night Grasset was murdered.

Police say Santillan could still be in the Nashville area but are not ruling out any possibilities as to his whereabouts.

Commander Drake says a reward for the capture of Santillan is available, though a total amount has not yet been determined. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 615-74-CRIME.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police in North Carolina have arrested two suspects wanted in connection to a Los Angeles tourist's murder in Nashville earlier this month.

Andy Nunez, 22, and Daniela Cruz, 20, were arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday and are being held in the Wake County Jail.

The suspects were originally described as two black men by police. The two suspects in custody are a male and female. A third suspect -Parolee Joseph Santillan- is being sought by police.

This is a developing story and we will add details as they come in here.

ORIGINAL STORY (10-3): Metro Nashville Police have released video of the suspect vehicle being sought in the murder of a Los Angeles man visiting Nashville last week.

30-year-old Teddy Grasset of Los Angeles and a friend were walking downtown by the Country Music Hall of Fame on September 25th when Grasset was shot during a robbery attempt.

Police say the suspect vehicle had a distinctive blue light over the license plate which could help identifying the vehicle. Metro spokesperson Don Aaron said there's a $6,000 reward if a tip helps police catch the shooter.

Today he police department wants to emphasize that what happened to mister Grasset is not Nashville, Nashville should not stand for a senseless crime such as this, we believe there are persons in this community who have seen this vehicle, remember, silver Impala, spoiler, sun roof, and blue light around the license plate .

The suspect car is described as a silver Chevy impala with a sunroof and spoiler on it. The suspects are described as two black men, one of them wearing a black hoodie over his face and light pants. The other suspect is described as wearing a black t-shirt, black/gray pants, black shoes with a white bottom, and a white ball cap. There is also a third suspect driving the car, but officers were unable to provide a description for them.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects from the surveillance photo is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at

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