Nashville fatal shooting suspect arrested in Princeton

A man accused of fatally shooting a man inside of a coffee shop in Nashville on Easter Sunday was taken into custody Tuesday in Princeton. 

According to the Princeton Police Department, officers were informed that the suspected shooter—46-year-old Anton Rucker of Murfreesboro—was believed to be Princeton.  They, along with Metro Nashville Police, agents from the ATF and the U.S. Marshall’s Service and detectives with the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, located Rucker at a residence in the 300 block of North Donnivan Street. 

He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Caldwell County Jail as a fugitive from another state on strength of a warrant out of Tennessee charging him with criminal homicide.

Forty-three year old Terrance Hall of Princeton was also located at the scene and taken into custody on a warrant out of Tennessee on an assault charge from 2020 that is unrelated to the Rucker investigation. 

Hall was later additionally charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, following a search of the residence.