Police ID fatal shooting victim

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:42pm
Staff reports

Athel Hayes, 60, was fatally shot Thursday night as he was driving out of the James Cayce Homes public housing development, police said.

Police say Hayes was driving away from his apartment in the 700 block of South Sixth Street when two men approached his vehicle and fatally shot him.

Metro police detectives are working to identify those responsible for the shooting. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

The suspects were described as black men dressed in black clothing including hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information concerning Hayes’ homicide is urged to contact East Precinct detectives at 862-7525 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Persons who contact Crime Stoppers qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.