The family of Joe Crockett Shelton Jr. Wednesday afternoon posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in adult court of the person or persons responsible for his death, if, indeed, the chunk of concrete that hit and went through his windshield on the morning of November 20th was a criminal act.
Central Precinct detectives and fatal crash officers continue to jointly investigate the origin of a 23-pound piece of concrete that went through the windshield of Shelton’s Nissan GT-R sports car as he traveled on I-24 in the area of the Shelby Avenue Bridge at 4:54 a.m. on Tuesday of last week. After scientists at the MNPD crime laboratory examined the concrete for evidence last week, detectives this week are having the concrete chunk analyzed by experts to determine its material composition in an effort to ascertain from where it originated. TDOT bridge inspectors advised officers on the morning of the incident that the concrete was not a part of the Shelby Avenue Bridge structure, but more closely resembled a concrete curb.
At this point in the investigation, it has not been definitively determined how the concrete went through Shelton’s windshield. Detectives continue to look into whether it was thrown from the Shelby Avenue Bridge.
Anyone with information that leads to the identification and conviction of a person or persons responsible for Shelton’s death is eligible for the $5,000 reward posted by the family by calling Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Crime Stoppers is also offering an additional reward of up to $1,000.