Road rage shooting

Police said this black Acura sedan with a temporary tag was involved in a road rage shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives investigate after

body found in Cumberland River

The Metro Nashville Police Department’s Homicide Unit is leading the investigation into Monday’s discovery of a body in the Cumberland River in West Nashville.

The victim was wrapped in trash bags and appeared to have been in the water for a significant period of time. The gender and race of the victim, in addition to the cause of death, have not been determined. An autopsy will be conducted this week.

A tugboat operator spotted the body in the river at 2 p.m. and notified authorities.

— Staff Report

Police: Car sought in

apparent road rage shooting

Officers are on the lookout for a black Acura sedan with a temporary tag, the driver of which cut off a semitruck on Murfreesboro Pike near Philfre Court at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in an apparent road rage incident that resulted in the truck driver being shot.

South Precinct detectives said they believe the men in the Acura became angry when the semi changed lanes from the right to the left while traveling outbound on Murfreesboro Pike. The car traveled around the truck and then changed lanes from the left to the right, blocking the truck’s path. The two men got out and walked up to the semi. One of them fired a shot through the door. The 40-year-old truck driver was hit in the midsection. He is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information about the car and/or the two men inside it is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

— Staff Report

Middle school student charged with attempted first-degree murder

A Rocky Fork Middle School student was charged with attempted first-degree murder after cutting a classmate with a knife in a fight over a girl Tuesday morning, Rutherford County Schools said.

A lockdown was called after a 13-year-old student was cut with a “kitchen-style knife” in the school’s gymnasium, according to an email that was sent to Rocky Fork parents from the school district Tuesday morning.

Detective Steve Brown confirmed that no other students were involved in the incident.

The victim was treated by paramedics before being taken to StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. The student has since been released to his parents.

The student suspect was taken to the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center and is awaiting a court date. He was also charged with carrying a weapon with intent on school grounds.

— Staff Report

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