Police make arrest in deadly Hermitage home invasion

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 11:02am
Staff reports

Metro Police arrested Angel Manuel Rivera, 22, in connection to a fatal home invasion in Hermitage last week.

He was arrested in Nashville overnight on criminal homicide charges.

Police say witnesses identified him as the man who shot James L. Wade, 23, to death in a Hermitage Ridge home last week.

Rivera and three accomplices allegedly stormed Wade's 908 Hermitage Ridge home shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday and held Wade and three friends at gunpoint, police said. Two of the accomplices then began going through the house.

When Wade stood up to confront Rivera, who was armed with a pistol, he fired at Wade. He was hit in the upper body and died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

Efforts are continuing to identify the two men who arrived with Rivera, police said.

2 Comments on this post:

By: slzy on 7/14/09 at 10:04

belive it or not,this story seems to have zero coverage in the tennessean.

the only time the victims name appeared in that tribune of the people was in his obituary.

By: sgross on 7/14/09 at 10:13

And let me guess, Rivera is an illegal mexican?