Alexander Tirado-Rivera, 39

Nashville, Tennessee
May 30, 2015

Agencies: Metro Nashville Police Department Tennessee

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 6 years ago


Police have identified Alexander Tirado Rivera as the man who was fatally shot Saturday after he took a hostage and attempted to rob a cash loan center.

The shooting occurred in front of an Easy Cash Solutions Loan Center on Murfreesboro Pike around noon.

Police said the gunman, Rivera, was a 39-year-old Hispanic man last known to have lived in Mt. Juliet. Police are trying to locate the man's next of kin, Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said.

The man demanded money from a female employee and then took the employee outside and put a gun to her head, Aaron said.

When the employee wrestled control of the gun away from the man, the officer, Sgt. Scott Carter, fatally shot him, Aaron said.

Officers later determined Rivera was holding an air pistol.

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