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Suspect ID'd In Fatal Shooting At Cumberland View Housing Development

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 12:24:26-04

Police have identified a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting at a public housing development in Nashville.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the Cumberland View housing development on 25th Avenue North.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 25-year-old Robert Allen Richards is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Jonathan Cheers and wounding 23-year-old Treon Bright.

A motive in the case was not yet known.

Warrants have been issued for Richards, charging him with criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.

Police said he is last known to have lived in LaVergne.  

Richards was convicted of multiple aggravated robbery counts in 2010, resulting in five eight-year sentences, which ran concurrent with each other.

His parole expired in February.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 

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