Household of North Nashville man shot whilst sitting down on motorcycle nonetheless asks ‘Why?’

Nashville’s Killing Discipline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Of all the 2020 homicides in North Nashville, approximately 40% of the scenarios stay unsolved. 1 of the households still hunting for answers is that of 33-yr-previous Anthony Rucker who was shot and killed on March 4, 2020. 

Reverend Bruce Maxwell of Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church not only delivered Rucker’s eulogy, but is also a distant cousin of Rucker.  

“Just a lovely personality where by he normally tried out to be that individual that he should’ve been,” Rev. Maxwell mentioned.  

The day immediately after the devastating twister outbreak, police said Rucker was sitting down on a bike speaking to various individuals in the 1800 block of Dr. D.B. Todd Junior Boulevard. All-around 6:30 that night, witnesses stated a gunman approached them and then shot toward them from around 25 yards. Rucker was strike as he experimented with to dodge the bullets and died at Vanderbilt College Professional medical Centre. 

 “It was extremely devastating to hear that he had been killed that way. Incredibly devastating,” said Rev. Maxwell.

Rev. Maxwell said Rucker leaves powering his mother, grandmother and several other kin, in addition to quite a few mates.  

“As considerably as the relatives is concerned, getting that it is unsolved, we do not know why,” Rev. Maxwell stated. “And that’s the most important issue, I imagine that most people is looking for is a motive why this might have took place.” 

The gunman reportedly took off down an alley-way toward 16th Avenue North but has by no means been caught. Law enforcement claimed a motive has by no means been identified, and it is unclear whether Rucker was the supposed focus on.  

In the meantime, Rev. Maxwell prays no one particular will try to get issues into their very own palms A exercise he reported will have to halt to get North Nashville’s killings below handle. 

“To not choose to retaliate in a violent manner but enable the law get its training course and choose convenience in understanding that the individual who did commit this crime that they need to be brought to justice alongside the line,” Rev. Maxwell stated.  

A spokeswoman for Metro police reported detectives are even now investigating solid sales opportunities in the case. Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-Criminal offense. 

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