Suspect charged for shooting death of teen in East Nashville

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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.

Theymous Hicks (Photo: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

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.

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