Author: KDKA-TV News Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (KDKA) – A Butler County native living in Tennessee and working as a nurse was shot and killed while driving to work.
Caitlyn Kaufman was shot and killed while driving down Nashville on Interstate 440 on Thursday night, the Nashville police said in a statement. The Butler County native worked at St. Thomas West Hospital.
Law enforcement said an officer spotted Kaufman’s vehicle on the side of the road around 9pm and discovered that Kaufman had been shot. Officers said he died at the scene.
Police believe the shooting took place between 6 and 6:30 p.m., while Kaufman was on his way to the hospital at 7 p.m.
Kaufman graduated from Butler Senior High School before attending Clarion University, where he was a member of the women’s swimming and diving team.
Clarion University Athletics posted on Facebook, saying:
Clarion University and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department were saddened to hear of Caitlyn Kaufman’s tragic loss. Caitlyn embodied all the features of the student-athlete model while being a member of the women’s swimming and diving team. He was a persistent racer, a supportive teammate, and a committed student.
Our thoughts remain with Caitlyn’s family as well as his former teammates and coaches during this incredibly difficult time.
The motive for the murder is unknown and Kaufman’s killer is still at large. The police are investigating.