Man arrested for fatally shooting Tennessee nurse on her way to work
Authorities arrested a 21-year-old man Friday for the shooting murder of a Tennessee nurse who was killed on her way to work last week.
SWAT officers handcuffed Devaunte Hill at his East Nashville apartment at around 6:15 a.m. for allegedly shooting Caitlyn Kaufman as she drove on Interstate 440 on her way to work on Dec. 3, Metro Nashville police said.
Kaufman, 26, who worked at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, was inexplicably struck in the shoulder by a single bullet at around 6 p.m. She died at the scene, police said.
Diane Kaufman said she’s glad there’s been an arrest in her daughter’s case.
“I’m so relieved,” Kaufman, told The Tennessean Friday. “A part of me is so relieved they got him. I just get chills every time I think about it.”
Cops said there’s no relation between Kaufman and Hill.
The break in the case came Thursday when a tipster identified Hill as a suspect, and provided information about the whereabouts of the gun that was used to kill Kaufman, police said.
Police say there may be additional arrests. The authorities have not revealed a motive for the shooting.
Hill has been charged with criminal homicide, and is being held at the Nashville Downtown Detention Center without bond.