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In the killing of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman, who was shot dead while driving to work, a 21-year-old man named ‘Devaunte Hill’ was arrested Friday morning, police said.
When the bullet pierced her car and hit her as she headed to work on Interstate 440, Kaufman died. They were unaware of each other. In a December 11 news conference at which the arrest was confirmed, Nashville police detective Chris Dickerson said that he did not know Caitlyn.
Previously, authorities were investigating whether the case of two Colorado men suspected of randomly shooting Florida motorists could be related to the death of Kaufman on December 3. They’ve now, however, named another man as the suspect.
He is 21 years old.
Suspected And Arrested Details
In his East Nashville apartment, Devaunte Hill was arrested and is being charged with criminal homicide, Nashville Police Chief John Drake said at a news conference on Friday. Drake said, “Hill gave a statement implicating himself in Caitlyn’s murder,”
BREAKING: Devaunte L. Hill, 21, is in custody for the murder of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. MNPD SWAT members arrested him at 6:15 a.m. at his East Nashville apartment. He is being charged with criminal homicide. pic.twitter.com/lJ6LMHy8v7
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 11, 2020
Police accused Devaunte Lewis Hill of murdering Kaufman after a resident stepped forward Thursday and told police Hill on Dec. 3 shot the nurse along I-440.
Hill was charged in juvenile court with attempted murder in the shootings. Members of his family have recovered from their wounds. Hill’s profiles on social media reveal that he is an amateur rapper with two kids, both of whom are young. A toddler is the youngest.
The investigation is continuing and police have confirmed that they do not rule out the possibility of further arrests.
Caitlyn Kaufman Homicide Update: A local man who wishes to remain publicly anonymous today posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest & conviction of the person(s) responsible for Caitlyn’s murder last Thursday. Have info? Please call 615-742-7463 pic.twitter.com/tqfVvTn9ZT
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 8, 2020