Man found dead at Super 8 Motel in Antioch

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man was fatally shot at a Super 8 Motel in Antioch Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the scene on Bell Road around 6:30 a.m.

Casey Lucas, 30, of Nolensville, was shot in the abdomen inside a motel room and died at the scene.

His girlfriend flagged down officers to notify them of the shooting, while they were investigating a burglary alarm at a business across the street.

A Metro police captain said there were multiple people in the room at the time of the shooting, including Lucas’ girlfriend.

Antonio Jackson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Antonio Jackson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

One man, 30-year-old Roger Reid, was pistol whipped and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

On Saturday evening, police named 33-year-old Antonio Jackson, of Antioch, as the suspected gunman. An arrest warrant has been issued charging him with criminal homicide.

Authorities say Jackson knew Lucas and robbery may have been a motive for the crime.

Anyone who sees Antonio Jackson or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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