Tyree Gray, the man who police said shot at another man in front of the Justice A.A. Birch Building Tuesday morning, is in custody.
It was a Crime Stoppers tip that led SWAT team members to a Richland Hills apartment on Maudina Avenue where they arrested Gray Wednesday afternoon.
Gray, 22, was taken to the Central Precinct to be interviewed. Police said he would be charged with attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and retaliation in the shooting that occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
The police investigation identified Gray as the passenger who fired one shot from a car that drove into the front semi-circle of the downtown building, which houses the Criminal and General Sessions courts.
From there, police said Gray shot once at Trevienno Fuqua, 21, who was at the courthouse to testify against Gray for a July 24 shooting incident at Club Cirok on Murfreesboro Pike also involving the two men. No one was injured in that shooting or in Tuesday’s shooting.
Gray is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair following a 2007 shooting incident. Detectives were also working to identify the driver of the black Dodge Magnum in which they said Gray was riding Tuesday morning.
Tuesday was Gray’s court date on the July 24 charges that included reckless endangerment. Witnesses reported seeing him inside the Birch Building prior to the shooting incident.
In the November 2007 shooting, Gray was shot and paralyzed at Buena Vista Apartments after arriving to buy marijuana, police said. Three persons were charged in that case, including Fuqua, who was convicted of aggravated assault in September 2009 and received a three-year sentence.
According to court documents, Gray also has various other outstanding charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, drug possession, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence.