Police Arrest Second Suspect in Murder of Caitlyn Kaufman

NASHVILLE, Tn. (EYT) – Police have arrested a second man suspected in the murder of a Clarion University graduate who was fatally shot while driving to work in Nashville on December 3, 2020.

According to the Tennessean, James Edward Cowan, 28, (pictured above) was apprehended at an apartment complex by Metro Nashville police, TBI, and ATF agents on Tuesday night.

Cowan was named as a second suspect in the December 3 murder of Butler County native and Clarion University graduate Caitlyn Kaufman a week ago.

Caitlyn Kaufman

Caitlyn Kaufman

Cowan is alleged to have been with co-defendant Devaunte Hill, 21, when shots were fired from their vehicle into Kaufman’s car. Hill was arrested on December 11, 2020, on a charge of criminal homicide and implicated himself in Kaufman’s murder. He remains in the Downtown Detention Center.

The investigation, being led by Detective Chris Dickerson, shows that Cowan and Hill know each other. Analysis of cell phone data by MNPD electronics experts puts both men in the area of the crime scene when Kaufman was killed just after 6 p.m. on December 3.


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