GUNMAN KILLS ONE, INJURES SEVERAL AT NASHVILLE COFFEE SHOP EASTER SUNDAY

Fox News reports police have identified the gunman who opened fire at a Nashville coffee shop, leaving at least one person dead and four others injured, during Easter brunch.

Police announced that 46-year-old Anton Rucker, who they said is a convicted felon, is being sought for the homicide at Roasted Salemtown.

“He has aggravated assault convictions in Nashville and was arrested in Murfreesboro on felony drug charges last October, and on aggravated assault and gun charges last August,” the Metro Nashville Police Department posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Police said that detectives are working to determine the motive.

Police said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. when Rucker opened fire inside the coffee shop, striking five people and killing one man.

“There was an altercation between two men at Roasted. Sunday brunch was being served. During that period, the altercation occurred and escalated, very sharply, to one of the men pulling a gun and firing multiple shots,” said Don Aaron of the Metro police at a press conference.

Police said they believed the person with whom Rucker was having an issue was the one who was fatally shot.

“A total of eight persons were transported from the scene,” Aaron continued. He said five people were shot, one of whom died. Another person suffered a scratch and a pregnant woman went to the hospital for treatment due to a panic attack.

Police added that this was not a shoot-out, and they did not indicate that the people fighting knew each other.

Police have released surveillance photos of Rucker and said he left the scene in a Mercedes GLS 450.