Police have arrested a suspect within the homicide of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. The 21-year-old has a file of felony violence stretching again to early years (and a background some mainstream media appear reluctant to publish).
Kaufman, a 26-year-old ICU nurse, was gunned down on December 3 as she was driving to St. Thomas West Hospital to work a night shift. On Friday, Nashville police reported that they’d taken into custody a suspect within the homicide, 21-year-old Devaunte L. Hill. He had “implicated himself” throughout an interview after being arrested, they stated, with out offering particulars.
Metropolitan Nashville Police arrested a 21-year-old suspect in reference to the homicide of an ICU nurse who was discovered shot lifeless in her automobile on a Tennessee interstate final week. https://t.co/7W1dNV1hMG
— NBC Information (@NBCNews) December 11, 2020
The police imagine they’ve a powerful case towards Hill after discovering a handgun that was an entire match to a few shell casings recovered from the homicide scene on I-440 freeway. A lab take a look at of the weapon was rushed to verify that it was the homicide weapon. The suspect’s cellphone additionally locations him within the neighborhood of the situation on the evening when Kaufman was killed.
The arrest, which was made by a SWAT group on Friday morning, adopted a tip from a involved citizen, who pointed to Hill because the perpetrator and defined the place the nine-millimeter gun could possibly be discovered. The breakthrough got here on Thursday afternoon, hours after a bunch of nameless enterprise homeowners in Nashville provided a $50,000 reward for details about the homicide.
The police stated their investigation was persevering with and should result in extra arrests. They might not speculate over the motive of the crime, however stated they’d confirmed that Kaufman and Hill didn’t know one another. Over the week the media had speculated that the killing was the results of a case of street rage.
BREAKING: Devaunte L. Hill, 21, is in custody for the homicide of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. MNPD SWAT members arrested him at 6:15 a.m. at his East Nashville condominium. He’s being charged with felony murder. pic.twitter.com/lJ6LMHy8v7
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 11, 2020
Based on WKRN, an area affiliate of ABC, Hill has an intensive felony file. In 2016, when he was 16, he pled responsible to a few counts of tried felony murder. The capturing incident reportedly occurred after his mom and grandmother tried to wake him up for varsity. Hill is claimed to have hit his grandma, 12-year-old sister and six-year-old nephew.
Two months after the Tennessee Division of Youngsters’s Companies (DCS) returned him to his household in 2017, he was arrested for aggravated theft close to his dwelling and put again into custody till his nineteenth birthday. Subsequent 12 months he was arrested for drug possession whereas, this 12 months, he was charged with assault with bodily harm.
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