Suspect with Extensive Criminal History on the Run After Deadly Nashville Coffee Shop Shooting – Easter Sunday Incident

Nashville, Tennessee – A manhunt is underway for Anton Rucker, the suspect accused of fatally shooting one person on Easter Sunday at a coffee shop in Nashville. The incident, which resulted in the death of 33-year-old Allen Beachem, has prompted the Metro Nashville Police to include Rucker on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list. Rucker, who remains at large, has a criminal history that dates back to 1997, with convictions ranging from aggravated assault to drug-related charges.

According to Fox 17, Rucker was last arrested in Rutherford County in October on drug-related charges and is now facing three counts of selling drugs. The TBI has described Rucker as armed and dangerous, offering a reward of up to $2,500 for any information leading to his arrest. Despite the discovery of Rucker’s Mercedes, authorities have not yet located him as of Monday evening.

The shooting took place at Roasted Salemtown, where Rucker allegedly opened fire, striking five individuals and killing one. Nashville police described the incident as the result of an altercation between two men that escalated rapidly, leading to gunfire. The restaurant has expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy and has pledged to cooperate with authorities in their investigation.

Owner and head chef Ericka Fizer stated, “We stand with Mayor O’Connell, Councilman Jacob Kupin, and the City of Nashville in combating the gun violence in our community. Our Roasted family will continue our commitment to supporting our community and providing an authentic cultural dining experience.” Additionally, investigations have revealed that the restaurant had no significant issues in the past, highlighting the unexpected nature of the violence that transpired on Easter Sunday.

As the search for Anton Rucker continues, the community remains shaken by the senseless act of violence that unfolded at the coffee shop. The authorities urge anyone with information on Rucker’s whereabouts to come forward, emphasizing the importance of bringing the suspect to justice. The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges posed by gun violence and the need for collaborative efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all community members.