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Man charged with homicide in deadly workplace shooting

MNPD: Suspect and victim had verbal altercation before the shooting
Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-28 08:30:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A man was charged with criminal homicide in connection with a shooting at Kenny Pipe & Supply Wednesday afternoon.

Metro Police responded to a call at the business on Cowan Street in the East Bank neighborhood around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to his arrest report, 53-year-old Ivan Coffman admitted to detectives that he and the victim, Aaron Walker, got into a verbal altercation at work.

Ivan Coffman was arrested in connection with a deadly workplace shooting
Ivan Coffman was arrested in connection with a deadly workplace shooting

During questioning following the shooting, Coffman reportedly told police that Walker raised his fist at him as if he was going to strike him.

"According to Mr. Coffman, the victim's action scared him," states Coffman's arrest report. Coffman went on to tell detectives that's when he pulled out his gun and shot Walker multiple times.

Metro police report Walker was shot multiple times in his abdomen and died at the scene.

Coffman was charged with criminal homicide Wednesday evening. He is booked into the Davidson County Detention Center without bond.

He is due to appear before a judge on Friday morning.