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Detectives Asking for Assistance Identifying 4 Persons Wanted for Questioning in Today's Double Fatal Stabbing Case

12/21/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives investigating this morning’s fatal stabbing of two men outside The Dogwood Bar at 1907 Division Street are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying four persons, three men and a woman, wanted for questioning in the case. From black and white surveillance video inside the bar, the four persons appear to be acquaintances. Two of the men, one wearing a Nike sweatshirt, the other a puffy jacket, are seen in the video standing in front of a booth in the center of the bar. The other man and the woman are at the bottom of the video and eventually join their friends in front of the booth. Anyone knowing the identities of these persons is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

The double fatal stabbing case surveillance video is available online. Screen shots from the video accompany this media release.

Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, were stabbed shortly before 3 a.m. during a fight outside the bar that, detectives believe, originated during an argument over a woman.  They died after being rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  A third stabbing victim, a 21-year-old man, suffered injuries to his eye and arm. He remains hospitalized.

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Persons wanted for questioning

Persons wanted for questioning

Persons wanted for questioning

Persons wanted for questioning

Persons wanted for questioning