2012 Murder Suspect Arrested

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 17:56:01-05

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department have arrested the suspect from a 2012 murder case.

John Eddings, 23, was arrested at 3 a.m. Monday after running from detectives in the J.C. Napier public housing development.

He was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Calvin Beaudion on November 18, 2012.

Detective Robert Shelton crossed paths with Eddings early Monday while in an unmarked car. Shelton said Eddings walked into a nearby parking lot and began checking vehicle door handles while looking into windows. 

Eddings noticed Shelton and ran toward him while reaching at his waistband.  When Eddings got to within touching distance of Shelton’s car, Shelton drew his gun and ordered him to back away.  Eddings took off running.

He was arrested by other officers after a brief chase. Eddings has also been charged with evading arrest and the attempted aggravated robbery of Detective Shelton.