Man is arrested in Easter brunch shooting in Nashville that left 1 dead and 5 injured

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police have arrested a Tennessee man accused of opening fire at a Nashville restaurant during Easter brunch, killing one person and wounding five others.

Anton Rucker was taken into custody Tuesday in Princeton, Kentucky, after Nashville Police detectives located him at a home there, Metro Nashville police said. Rucker surrendered without incident and was held Wednesday on a fugitive warrant at the Caldwell County Jail in Kentucky.

A person who answered the phone at the Princeton public defender’s office declined to say whether it would defend Rucker or comment on the case. There is no phone number listed for Rucker in any online database.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday at a busy restaurant in Nashville’s Salemtown neighborhood after two men got into an argument that “escalated significantly within moments,” Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said.

“The shooter was the only one waving a gun,” Aaron said after the shooting. “This wasn’t a gunfight, if you will. This was an individual who decided to pull a gun based on an altercation with another man, and then he fired multiple shots.”

Allen Beachem, 33, was killed and five other people were injured.

Rucker was identified as a suspect based on security video from the restaurant.