Gunman wanted after man shot to death outside Nashville hotel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are working to identify the gunman who reportedly shot and killed a man outside a Nashville hotel on Tuesday.

Robert Harper Jr., 50, died in the parking lot of the Ravin Hotel on Brick Church Pike.

According to a press release, officers responded around 1:35 p.m. where they found Harper inside his Chevrolet pickup truck. He died at the scene.

Robert Harper Jr. (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Witnesses told police a black man was standing by the driver’s side of the pickup after the shooting. He then left the scene in a grey four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information about Harper’s murder or the man seen standing by the pickup truck is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Information can also be provided on the web at

Nearby John Early Middle School located at 1000 Cass Street was placed on a lockout as a precaution.