Suspect arrested in murder of MNPS staff member

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wanted for the murder of a Metro Schools staff member has been arrested.

According to an arrest affidavit, 28-year-old Robert Smith was arrested Saturday afternoon.

Police say officers followed a tip Saturday afternoon and found Smith asleep inside a car on Haynes Park Court. He was armed and taken into custody without incident.

Smith faces criminal homicide, felony possession of a handgun and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Smith is accused of fatally shooting Rasheed Walker in the 1800 block of Dr. DB Todd Jr. Blvd on November 14. Walker was a MNPS staff member.

Police say Smith shot Walker with an assault-type rifle as Walker ran away. The public gave Smith’s name to police via Crime Stoppers tips.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday at 9:55 a.m.

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