Police arrest 2nd suspect in murder of Nashville nurse on 440

Posted at 9:29 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 15:05:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested the second suspect in the murder of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman.

James Cowan, 28, was arrested at a Hickory Hollow Place apartment complex.

Police officials say undercover detectives along with agents from the TBI and ATF surveilled Cowan as he traveled to the complex from a Sidco Drive motel, where they suspect he has been staying for the past few days.

Officers recovered two guns and drugs from the vehicle.

Cowan was charged with criminal homicide. He is accused of being with 21-year-old Devaunte Hill when shots were fired into Kaufman's vehicle, killing her.

Cowan has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2010. Since then he's been arrested on more than 20 charges, including theft, felon in possession of a firearm, driving with a revoked license and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In 2019, he was found guilty of evading arrest.

Hill was arrested on December 11 and implicated himself in Kaufman’s murder. He remains in the Downtown Detention Center.

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