2nd suspect identified in Smyrna motel shooting - WKRN News 2

2nd suspect identified in Smyrna motel shooting

Cortez Smith Cortez Smith
Jeremy Rivers Jeremy Rivers

Police have identified a second suspect following a shooting last month at a Smyrna motel.

Cortez Smith, 22, is wanted in connection to the shooting of 20-year-old Pierre Burns in the parking lot of the Deerfield Inn on the night of December 20.

Burns and a witness told police they were sitting in a vehicle when someone opened fire.

Burns was en route to the hospital in a friend's vehicle when they were involved in a car crash.  From the scene of the crash, paramedics took Burns to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A week after the shooting, police arrested Jeremy Rivers, 26, of Smyrna.

Smith is wanted on charges of especially aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery.  He is five feet, seven inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Smyrna police at 615-459-6644.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing and other arrests are expected.

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