(CNN) — Police are seeking a man for questioning in a stabbing that killed a student at Rhodes College and another man, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, were stabbed and killed during a fight early Saturday morning outside of a Midtown bar, according to Nashville police.
WREG has learned that Trapeni was a student at Rhodes College in Memphis.
According to a Facebook post from Rhodes Student Government, Trapeni was a member of the class of 2020 and was described as “an integral part of student life at Rhodes” and a “selfless volunteer” who’d helped many find legal services.
Family members told WKRN that he was majoring in political science and planned to go to law school after graduation.
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Beathard was the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers player C.J. Beathard, a statement from the team released on Twitter said. Their grandfather is Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Beathard, a former longtime NFL executive.
“The fatal stabbings appear to have resulted from an argument over a woman that began inside Dogwood Bar and then turned physical when the parties went outside,” the department said in a news release.
Beathard and Trapeni were stabbed in their sides and were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they died, police said. Another 21-year-old man who was stabbed was hospitalized with wounds to his eye and arm.
Police posted a photo of a man taken by a surveillance camera and asked for help identifying him. Police didn’t say whether the man was a suspect, but wrote that he is wanted for questioning.
Do you know this man wanted for questioning in the double fatal stabbings of Clayton Beathard, 22, & Paul Trapeni III, 21, during a fight early Sat. involving multiple persons outside Dogwood Bar, 1907 Division St? Please call 615-742-7463 if you recognize him. pic.twitter.com/nESVyw5UGy
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 21, 2019
C.J. Beathard will miss the 49ers game Saturday night because he was traveling to Nashville, a statement from the team said.
Statement from the San Francisco 49ers pic.twitter.com/w1mjxV1AeB
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 21, 2019
He is the No. 3 quarterback on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart. He has played 13 games in his three-year NFL career.
According to the San Francisco 49ers media guide, the Beathard brothers performed in local talent shows growing up with C.J. on lead guitar. Clayton, known as Clay, also played guitar. Brother Tucker Beathard played drums. He is now a country music singer with one Top 10 hit to his name.
Their father, Casey Beathard, has written hit songs for acts like Kenny Chesney and Trace Adkins.
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