Man shot to death during confrontation inside Nashville home

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was shot in the head and died Wednesday afternoon inside a home near Brick Church Pike in northeast Nashville, and a search was launched for the suspect.

Metro police say the motive behind the afternoon shooting on Chesapeake Drive remains unclear.

According to a witness, the gunman entered the home and shot  John Beers during a confrontation. The 49-year-old was transported to Vanderbilt University where he died.

John Beers (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
John Beers (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The alleged gunman reportedly remains at large. Authorities searched the area both on ground and in the air with the use of a helicopter.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s or 50s with a deep voice.

Anyone with information about Beers’ murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at

News 2 is committed to tracking crime across Middle Tennessee. Visit for the latest.