Metro police have identified 22-year-old Tyree Gray as the man who allegedly shot at another man in front of the Justice A.A. Birch Building Tuesday morning.
Gray is expected to be charge with attempted murder, reckless endangerment and retaliation after 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 courthouse, 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 as well as in Tuesday’s shooting.
Police continue to search for Gray, who they said is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair following a 2007 shooting incident. Detectives are 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 24th charges. Witnesses reported seeing him inside the Birch Building this morning prior to the shooting incident.
In the November 2007 shooting, Gray was shot and paralyzed at Buena Vista Apartments after arriving there 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.