22-Year-Old Man Dead After Altercation With Security At Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row In Nashville

Dallas Jordan Barrett, a 22-year-old from Smyrna, died after an altercation with security on the rooftop of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday (Aug. 16), according to Metro Police.

According to News 4 Nashvillepolice responded to reports of a fight on the rooftop bar just before 11 p.m. CT on Lower Broadway. News 4 reported that “upon arrival, police said officers found Dallas Jordan Barrett of Smyrna, unresponsive on the floor and began CPR. Nashville Fire Department personnel took over CPR.”

Barrett was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Metro Police say he was pronounced dead.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row staff reported to police that Barrett “became unruly and was asked to leave” the bar, however, according to the bar staff, Barrett started fighting with security staff, who “reportedly pulled him to the ground and held him on the floor.”

Investigators say that Barrett reportedly became unresponsive “while being held on the ground by security.”

Barrett’s death was labeled a homicide, however, no arrests have been made as of early Tuesday morning. Police said the medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy on Barrett’s body.

Riot Hospitality Group, the company behind Bentley’s Whiskey Row, shared a statement following the incident. 

“We are working with authorities and conducting an internal investigation to determine what happened,” Lissa Druss, External Communications & Government Relations for Riot Hospitality Group, said.

The District Attorney’s Office is also involved in the investigation. Detectives said they have reviewed one cell phone video of the incident, but are asking anyone who may have other video of the altercation to contact the Metro Nashville Police Department at 615-862-7019.

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