NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A second suspect has been arrested in an attempted murder case out of Cheatham County.
Gary Heck was taken into custody when authorities received multiple tips after News 2 aired the story last week.
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According to officials, he was found in a north Nashville hotel.
Heck is accused of taking part in the May shooting of a 30-year-old man in Cheatham County. The crime happened in front of the victim’s wife and two sons, ages 5 months and 11 years.
He said he was meeting with an acquaintance, James Robert Upchurch, to sell him an ATV.
In home surveillance video, 34-year-old Upchurch appeared to pat the victim down as if he was checking for a weapon as the two go into the home.
Video showed the driver of the vehicle Upchurch arrived in get out of the car. Deputies told News 2 he was the shooter. Video shows him adjusting his waistband, which detectives said was a sign he was carrying a gun.
A second gunman wearing a hustle T-shirt followed behind him.
The alleged shooter spoke briefly to Upchurch on the porch, and then all three men entered the home. A minute later, the victim was shot five times.
In the video, the driver was seen carrying a stolen gun and making a run for it with the other two men.
Detectives arrested Upchurch, who is now charged with attempted murder.
Police are still looking for a third suspect. Anyone with details in the case is urged to contact the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office at 615-792-4341.
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