Suspected murderer arrested at East Nashville motel

Edwin Thompson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A suspected murderer and convicted felon was arrested Monday at the same motel where a Metro police officer was shot just last month.

Edwin Thompson, 20, was wanted after another 20-year-old was shot to death, dumped, and run over not far from the Nations neighborhood.

Thompson is charged with criminal homicide in Giovanni Mitchell’s death.

Police say he’s accused of being the gunman caught by a surveillance camera running from a crashed car that fled where Mitchell was dumped.

“Thompson is no stranger to the justice system,” Metro police noted in a press release, saying the 20-year-old was convicted in June 2013 of two aggravated robbery counts and aggravated assault. He received a six-year sentence.

He was convicted last month of aggravated burglary, weapon possession by a convicted felon, assaulting an officer, and vandalism. He received an effective four-year sentence to have been served on probation through the community corrections program.

In addition to the murder charge, Thompson was also booked Monday on a probation violation warrant. He is being held without bond.