Metro Police have identified the person who allegedly shot a youth football coach after a game at Antioch High School on Saturday night.

Police said Eric Caruthers Jr., 30, is the man accused of shooting the coach on Saturday night.

The 42-year-old youth football coach is recovering from injuries after he was shot twice.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Saturday, just after a youth football jamboree that was not associated with Metro Nashville Public Schools.

According to police, the incident occurred after the victim broke up an altercation between two juveniles, angering one of their fathers.

Witnesses on the scene told News4 the suspect, who they believe was a parent, walked up to a group of people after the game and asked, "Who laid his hands on my kid?"

When the coach from the opposing team raised his hand, the man asked him to speak with him privately.

The coach told police the man was angry over the way he had intervened in the fight between his son and another player an asked him to meet him under the bleachers.

That's when the man pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots, the victim told police.

The coach was shot twice in his right leg. He was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital.

Officials said South Precinct detectives are still working to identify the suspect, described as black man in his mid-30s with tattoos on his cheek and forehead, who can be seen on surveillance video from the ballpark.

BREAKING: Parolee Eric Caruthers Jr., 30, identified as the man who shot a youth league football coach Sat evening @ Antioch High School. Aggravated assault warrant issued. See Caruthers or know where he is? Pls call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 13, 2018

Police say the suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle and remains at-large.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

1 man shoots another at youth football game at Antioch High School. Victim shot 2x in upper leg and is now at Vanderbilt Hospital. Witnesses say victim tried to intercede in altercation between 2 juveniles, angering the gunman who was reportedly 1 of their fathers...— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 12, 2018
Shooting occurred away from the game crowd.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 12, 2018

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