MNPS teacher shot, killed in North Nashville; Police search for suspect

Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 21:36:56-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Metro Nashville Public School teacher was shot and killed on Saturday evening in North Nashville.

Metro police said 31-year-old Rasheed Walker was found outside the Wireless Z store on Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard with critical gunshot wounds. Police officials say he was shot as he was trying to run away.

He was taken to Vanderbilt for treatment but died from his injuries. The motive for Walker’s murder has not been determined.

Walker was a staff member at Cora Howe School for more than 10 years.

"We are crushed and in shock over this tragic loss to our Cora Howe family. Rasheed was a young man who consistently gave back to his community, and all of our lives are better for having known him. I will miss him and our interactions together so much," said K. C. Winfrey, principal of Cora Howe School.

The school district shared the news of his death on Facebook.

Officers said a man with a rifle got out of a black car and shot Walker around 5 p.m. Officials released the following pictures of the suspect. Officials say he has an eye patch and got away in a black car. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The investigation is ongoing, but anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.