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Nashville Police arrest suspect's girlfriend in connection to fatal shooting of nurse

During questioning, police said Dimeneshia Carter acknowledged staying with James Cowan and providing him transportation, knowing that he was wanted.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/14/2021 - (Nashville Police News Release) - Homicide Unit detectives this morning charged the girlfriend of murder suspect James Cowan with harboring him as a fugitive.

Dimeneshia Carter, 21, was with Cowan when he was arrested Tuesday night at a Hickory Hollow Place apartment complex. MNPD undercover detectives, an MNPD helicopter, TBI and ATF agents surveilled the couple as she drove him in a rental car to the apartment complex from a Sidco Drive motel.

During questioning, Carter acknowledged staying with Cowan and providing him transportation knowing that he was wanted.

Cowan is being held without bond on a charge of criminal homicide for the December 3rd shooting death of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman on I-440.

Carter is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Seized from Cowan was cash totaling $2,159.

Seized from the rental car were 2 semi-automatic pistols, 126 rounds of ammunition, 1 pound of edible marijuana gummies, 7 ounces of marijuana, 5.3 grams of powder cocaine, 238 Xanax bars, and 56 Adderall pills. Charges in relation to those items are pending.

Credit: Metro Nashville Police Department
Dimeneshia Carter
Credit: Metro Nashville Police Department

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Credit: Metro Nashville Police Department
James Cowan

1/13/2021 - (AP) - Authorities in Nashville, Tennessee have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a nurse on Interstate 440 last month. 

News outlets cited a statement from Metro Nashville Police that says 28-year-old James Edward Cowan was apprehended Tuesday night at an apartment complex. 

An arrest warrant was issued last week charging Cowan with criminal homicide in the Dec. 3 slaying of Caitlyn Kaufman. The nurse was was killed as she drove to work at St. Thomas West Hospital. 

It wasn't immediately clear whether Cowan has an attorney. Another man was charged on Dec. 11. No motive has been given.

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Credit: Metro Nashville Police
James Edward Cowan

1/7/2021 - Police in Nashville are searching for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a nurse on Interstate 440 last month. 

Metro Nashville Police told news outlets on Wednesday that an arrest warrant has been issued charging 28-year-old James Edward Cowan with criminal homicide. He's charged in the Dec. 3 slaying of 26-year-old Caitlyn Kaufman, who was killed as she drove to work at St. Thomas West Hospital. 

Another man was charged on Dec. 11. No motive has been given. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Cowan's arrest.