Man Accused Of Shooting Youth Football Coach At Antioch HS

Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 12:36:24-04

An arrest has been made after a youth football coach was shot during a jamboree at Antioch High School nearly two months ago. 

Officials said 31-year-old parolee Eric L. Caruthers was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the August 11 shooting. He was taken into custody near South 7th Street in East Nashville. 

The victim tried to intervene in a fight involving two juveniles from opposing teams.

That allegedly angered the gunman, who was reportedly the father of one of the juveniles. He was there supporting the team opposing the victim.

The suspect asked the coach to meet him under the bleachers, and that's when he reportedly shot the victim twice in the upper leg.