Tennessee police this week arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of a nurse who was shot to death last month while driving along Interstate 440 on her way to work, WKRN reports.
James Edward Cowan, 28, was arrested Tuesday night as he arrived at the Hickory Hollow Place apartment after they followed him from a motel where he’d been staying for several days.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a Nashville Parks police officer saw Caitlyn Kaufman’s car against a guard rail off the highway on the west end of the city shortly before 9 p.m. on December 3. He stopped to assist, thinking it was a single-car accident, but instead found Kaufman with at least one gunshot wound.
Kaufman, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nashville police SWAT members arrested Devaunte L. Hill on December 11, saying did not think he and Kaufman knew one another.
But earlier this month, Nashville police announced they had an arrest warrant for Cowan in connection with Kaufman’s death, CrimeOnline reported. WKRN said reported that Cowan is being charged with criminal homicide and that he was allegedly in a car with Hill when the fatal shots were fired into Kaufman’s car. Investigators say Cowan and Hill know one another and that cell phone data puts both of them near the crime scene when Kaufman was shot.
WKRN also reported that Cowan has a criminal record dating back to 2010 in the Nashville area and is expected in court on January 14.
Police said they found two pistols, a half pound of marijuana, and five grams of a white powder in the car Cowan was in from the motel to the apartment complex.
Hill remains in jail, the station said.
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[Featured Photo: Caitlyn Kaufman/Facebook]