NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — UPDATE: The reward increased once again on Thursday. A coalition of Nashville business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to remain anonymous added an additional $50,000 to the reward. A day earlier, A local resident added $5,000 to the reward on Wednesday. The total reward as of Dec. 10 is just over $65,000.
ORIGINAL: A reward of $10,000 has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Saint Thomas West Hospital nurse Caitlyn Kaufman on Interstate 440.
According to Metro police, the local man who is offering the reward wishes to remain publicly anonymous.
Kaufman was driving to work the overnight shift at the hospital when someone opened fire on her SUV Thursday night. She was just 26 years old.
Investigators determined Caitlyn was killed between 6:05 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. when at least six gunshots were fired into her SUV. The fatal shot entered Caitlyn’s left shoulder and killed her within 15 seconds, according to the medical examiner.
Authorities believe she died too quickly to attempt to call 911.
Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes can call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here. You may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.