Gunman with Extensive Criminal History Accused of Killing Man in Nashville Coffee Shop Incident on Easter Sunday

Nashville, Tennessee – A deadly shooting at a coffee shop on Easter Sunday has left residents in shock, as the suspect, Anton Rucker, remains on the run. The Metro Nashville Police have identified Rucker as the gunman responsible for the tragic incident that claimed the life of 33-year-old Allen Beachem.

Rucker, who is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list, has a troubling criminal history with multiple convictions for aggravated assault, evading police, and drug-related offenses. The TBI’s criminal background report reveals a pattern of escalating offenses dating back to 1997, with his most recent arrest last October on drug charges.

The shooting unfolded around 3 p.m. when Rucker opened fire inside the coffee shop, injuring five individuals and fatally shooting one man. Law enforcement officials have labeled Rucker as armed and dangerous, urging the public to report any information on his whereabouts for a reward of up to $2,500.

As the investigation continues, police discovered the vehicle believed to be owned by Rucker, providing a potential lead in apprehending the suspect. Meanwhile, the restaurant where the shooting occurred, Roasted Salemtown, expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident and extended condolences to the victims and their families.

Authorities emphasized the need for community support in combating gun violence and ensuring safety, with the restaurant pledging to work closely with local officials and community leaders to prevent similar tragedies in the future. Owner and head chef Ericka Fizer affirmed the restaurant’s commitment to providing an authentic cultural dining experience while standing against violence in Nashville.

Despite the shocking event, authorities noted that the restaurant had not faced significant issues in the past, highlighting the rarity of such violence in the community. The City of Nashville and its residents are now coming together to address the aftermath of the shooting and work towards creating a safer environment for all.