Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday's crime log: Fatal shooting near TSU

By Andy Humbles • THE TENNESSEAN • October 28, 2010 A person police believe was a Tennessee State University student was shot and killed at about 7 p.m. Wednesday while riding in an SUV near campus. The victim was in the backseat of the SUV with two other passengers riding in an alley behind the 2500 block of Jefferson Street, according to Metro Police Captain Chris Taylor. A person standing in the alley fired a gunshot through the back windshield of the vehicle and hit the victim, Taylor said. The driver drove to Skyline Medical Center where the victim died, said Taylor. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of the family. No information is yet available on a possible connection between the shooter and the vehicle, Taylor said. Police at the North Precinct have a “viable lead,’’ on a suspect in the shooting according to Taylor.

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