Nashville Police Chief’s Son Turns Gunman: John Drake Jr.

Fraulein Motte
8 min readFeb 28, 2024

On October 21, 2023, two La Vergne, Tennessee police officers were shot by a suspected car thief. It was later discovered during the three-day manhunt that the suspect was John Drake Jr., the estranged son of the Nashville Metro Police Chief.

What happened?

John Drake Jr. | Photo Credit: Tennessee Sex Offender Registry

John Calvin Drake Jr. was born on August 19, 1985, in Nashville, Tennessee, to…

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Fraulein Motte

I'm an independent journalist and writer based in Tennessee, USA. I specialize in covering true crime and other related topics.