Anton Rucker Wanted For Nashville Shooting

Anton Rucker

Police in Nashville Tennessee are searching for Anton Rucker who is wanted for a shooting that took place inside of a coffee shop that left one person dead and four others injured

According to police reports Anton Rucker was involved in an altercation with another man that quickly turned violent when Rucker pulled out a gun and shot the man he was arguing with.

Anton would fire multiple times striking five people and killing one. Allen Beachem, 33, was named as the person who died as a result of the shooting

Anton Rucker is no stranger to the criminal justice world in Tennessee where he has served multiple prison terms for assaults and for selling drugs. Rucker was most recently arrested and charged with selling drugs back in October 2023

Anton is considered to be armed and dangerous

Anton Rucker News

Anton Rucker, the gunman accused of killing one at Easter Sunday brunch at a coffee shop in Nashville, has a lengthy criminal history, Fox 17 reported.

Metro Nashville Police said Rucker is still on the run and is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) Most Wanted list following the shooting that left 33-year-old Allen Beachem dead.

Fox 17 uncovered that Rucker has an extensive rap sheet, which includes multiple convictions for aggravated assault, evading police and selling drugs.

According to a criminal background report from TBI, Rucker’s convictions go back to 1997 and get increasingly serious over the years. He was most recently arrested in Rutherford County this past October, and is now facing three counts of selling drugs, Fox 17 reported

“He has agg assault convictions in Nashville and was arrested in Murfreesboro on felony drug charges last 10/31, and on agg assault and gun charges last August,” the Metro Nashville Police Department posted on X, formerly Twitter.

The TBI said Rucker is considered armed and dangerous. They are also offering an award of up to $2,500 for any information leading to his whereabouts.

On Monday morning, police revealed that the Mercedes believed to belong to Rucker was located during the night. Detectives are continuing to work to find Rucker, who police said was still as large as of Monday evening.

Police said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. when Rucker opened fire inside the coffee shop, striking five people and killing one man.

“There was an altercation between two men at Roasted. Sunday brunch was being served. During that time period, the altercation occurred and escalated, very sharply, to one of the men pulling a gun and firing multiple shots,” said Don Aaron of the Metro police at a press conference on Sunday.

Roasted Salemtown, the restaurant where the shooting took place, issued a statement regarding the shooting.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred Easter Sunday at Roasted Salemtown. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence. We are cooperating and trusting authorities as they continue the investigation of this heinous crime,” the restaurant wrote in a post on Facebook.

The restaurant continued saying that they will be working closely with local authorities and community leaders to understand how to prevent such tragedies in the future and to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.

“We stand with Mayor O’Connell, Councilman Jacob Kupin, and the City of Nashville in combating the gun violence in our community. Our Roasted family will continue our commitment to supporting our community and providing an authentic cultural dining experience,” owner and head chef Ericka Fizer said.

Anton Rucker Arrested

Metro Nashville police on late Tuesday night captured the man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on Easter Sunday at a Salemtown restaurant.

Metro Nashville Police put out a bulletin for Anton Rucker, 46, after 33-year-old Allen Beachem was killed at Roasted Salemtown, a restaurant on Garfield Street.

Two days later, Metro Nashville police located Rucker at a residence in Princeton, Kentucky — located about 100 miles northwest of Nashville. He was taken into custody, without incident, shortly before 11 p.m.

MNPD spokesman Don Aaron said the incident started when the two men got into an argument about 3 p.m. The suspect pulled out a gun, fired multiple shots and fled the scene in a Mercedes GLS 450, Aaron said during a Sunday afternoon news conference.

Rucker’s car was found overnight near 26th Avenue North and Jefferson Street, about two miles from the scene, police announced Monday morning on social media.

Five other people were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Aaron said. A sixth person suffered a graze wound, though it’s unclear if that was the result of a gunshot or a scratch.

A seventh victim, a pregnant woman, was transported to a local hospital after suffering a panic attack, Aaron said

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