Five people shot during Easter brunch, one killed

NASHVILLE, TN – The manhunt remains underway for a suspect who authorities allege initiated gunfire within a restaurant in Salemtown on Easter Sunday. The incident resulted in one person dead and numerous others wounded. Anton Rucker, 46, has been identified by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) as the suspected shooter. Authorities said Rucker started the shooting during the Sunday brunch at Roasted Salemtown, located in the 600 block of Garfield Street, just after 3 …

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Father arrested after his 2-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the head

On May 3, 2023, a combined effort between undercover detectives, an MNPD helicopter, and local law enforcement led to the arrest of Jeffery L. Thorpe, 24. Thorpe was indicted by a grand jury on several criminal charges. He has been charged with both reckless homicide and felony child neglect related to the fatal shooting of his two-year-old son, Anthony Thorpe, who passed away on November 6, 2021. The Youth Services Detective John Grubbs-led investigation revealed …

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