Suspect arrested in murder of taxi driver

Suspect arrested in murder of taxi driver (Image 1)

Metro police detectives Wednesday night charged Nicholas Griffin with criminal homicide for last week's fatal shooting of Nashville cab driver Henry Moore.

Police said Griffin, 20, was developed as a possible suspect early in the investigation and was located on Wednesday afternoon.

During an interview, Griffin admitted to his involvement in the murder, which he said occurred during a robbery.

Moore, 69, was shot in the 1500 block of 10th Avenue North shortly before 3 a.m. last Friday after being dispatched to pick up a fare at 10th Avenue North and Garfield Street.

After being shot, police said Moore accelerated the cab and crashed at the intersection of 10th and Garfield.

Griffin was charged with criminal homicide and booked into the Metro jail on a $750,000.

The investigation into the murder remains active and additional arrests are anticipated, police said.

Griffin was previously arrested in April for waving a gun at a group of people and threatening to “shoot everybody.”

When police found him, they discovered that he had handed the gun off to a minor.

He was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for giving a weapon to a juvenile.

Griffin is scheduled for sentencing on the charges on November 28.

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