NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The 40-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this week in East Nashville has been taken into custody.
Metro police responded around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a reported shooting at James A. Cayce Homes on South Seventh Street where they located Rodney Bates, Jr., 19, with multiple gunshot wounds.
Bates was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Officers named Theymous Hicks as a suspect in the fatal shooting and issued an alert Thursday, asking the public to be on the lookout for him.
Hicks was taken into custody while hiding in a closet in a home in the 2100 block of 14th Avenue North, according to Metro police. His whereabouts were reportedly provided to Metro police via a tip from Crime Stoppers.
He was booked into the Metro jail on charges including criminal homicide, tampering with a monitoring device, sex offender registration violation and probation violation.