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Man Fatally Shot in Parking Lot of Ravin Motel on Brick Church Pike



North Precinct detectives are working to identify the gunman who Tuesday afternoon fatally shot Robert Harper Jr., 50, in the parking lot of the Ravin Hotel, 1360 Brick Church Pike.

Officers responded at 1:35 p.m. where they found Harper inside his Chevrolet pickup truck. He died at the scene.

According to witnesses, a black man was standing by the driver’s side of the pickup after the shooting. He then left the scene in a grey four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information about Harper’s murder or the man seen standing by the pickup truck is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Information can also be provided on the web at


Robert Harper Jr., 50