Man celebrating birthday shot multiple times
Metro Police are looking for those responsible for a deadly shooting early Sunday.
Det. Phil Russell says 31-year old Chan Isom was traveling south in his Dodge Charger along the Second Street Bridge when he was shot multiple times.
Isom's widow, Tawana Isom, said her husband had gone out with friends to celebrate his birthday and was on his way home when the shooting occurred.
"Apparently, an officer in the area heard shots fired and came across the scene," said Phil Russell, an LMPD Spokesman.
Tawana Isom said she spent Sunday surrounded by family members who are puzzled by her husband's death. "I honestly think it was just mistaken identity. He had no enemies. He was a very lovable person did whatever for anybody," said Tawana Isom.
Tawana and Chan were married for three years. "He was a loving man. He never did anything to anybody. He didn't deserve this so hopefully justice will be served," said Isom.
It is believed the shooter fired multiple times. The coroner said Isom died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
A traffic camera near the scene might have captured what happened but the city's Trimarc system doesn't record video, according to Lt. Barry Wilkerson with Metro Police's Homicide Unit. Homicide detectives are now looking into whether surveillance video from a nearby hotel might have recorded the crime.
Tawana Isom says police have told her very little about the crime. She says family and friends were in town to help celebrate his birthday. Now they're gathered mourning a loss.
Police say a passenger in the vehicle has cooperated but authorities are still looking for other witnesses. If you have information about this crime you are urged to call the Metro Police tipline at 574-LMPD.