Suspected gunman arrested in homicide outside La Vergne restaurant


LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A juvenile from Nashville has been identified as the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting Wednesday night outside of a restaurant in La Vergne.

La Vergne police responded just before 10 p.m. to the scene of a homicide in front of Roma Pizza in the 5000 block of Murfreesboro Road.

Investigators released surveillance images Thursday morning showing three males and two females wanted in connection with the shooting death of 41-year-old Jose Vargas from La Vergne.

Vargas’ family identified him as the victim in the shooting.

La Vergne Homicide Suspects
(Photo: La Vergne Police Department)

Hours later, police said assistance from the public helped them to identify all five as juveniles from Nashville. At least one of them, the suspected gunman, was taken into custody. 

Investigators added there is no indication the Vargas knew the suspects.

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