NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The community is mourning the shocking loss of a 14-year-old girl who was stabbed outside of a Walmart in North Nashville on Monday night. 

Metro police said Malia Powell and a teen suspect got into an argument inside Walmart on Dickerson Pike. The argument continued outside and eventually, the two made their way to a WeGo bus stop where the suspect pulled out a pocketknife and fatally stabbed Powell.  

On Tuesday, teachers at Bellevue Middle School described Powell as a cheerleader, a loyal friend, and a student who strived to grow in her academics. 

Bishop Marcus Campbell runs a non-profit summer camp for youth and learned about Powell from several teens who attend his program. 

“Just what a nice person she was and they hate to hear what happened. So she had a bright future and her life was taken over nothing but an argument,” said Bishop Campbell with the Church at Mount Carmel.  

Police are in the process of trying to identify a suspect.

A responding officer originally told News 2 that the incident was live-streamed on social media. Metro Police is now reporting that it was a bystander who recorded the aftermath of the incident.

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Police said the suspect was seen fleeing the scene on Doverside Drive. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.