Dogwood owner reacts to deadly stabbing outside Midtown business


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The owner of the Dogwood Nashville says he’s still reeling after a deadly stabbing early Saturday morning.

“My heart goes out to the victims and the families,” owner Brad Womack said.

According to Metro police, three people were stabbed outside the business. Two of them did not survive.

Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni, III., 21, died from their injuries.

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Metro police say an argument over a woman started in the bar then spilled onto the street.

“The argument did start inside,” Womack said. “It was a verbal argument.”

“Once the bars closed, everyone was outside,” Womack said. “I guess that’s when it escalated.”

Beathard is the brother of musician Tucker Beathard and San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard.

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Both victims were graduates of Battle Ground Academy in Franklin.

The school released the following statement:

“We are devastated by this tragic loss to our community. No one should have to endure such a terrible loss of loved ones. We pray for the families and their friends for strength, support, and guidance through this most difficult time.”

Metro police released surveillance video showing four people wanted for questioning in the case.

People in Midtown, a popular spot for locals and tourists, were shocked to hear what happened.

“I never thought that something would happen right here,” said Peyton Williams who lives in Nashville. “It’s just an area where people have fun.”

“If we had known that, we probably wouldn’t have come in this area,” Williams said.

“I’m very shocked cause I hang out in this area very normally, and I’m very surprised that that happened,” said Tim Folker who lives in Nashville.

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.

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