Police issue arrest warrant for Napier murder

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:19pm
Staff reports

Metro Police said Thursday an arrest warrant charging criminal homicide has been issued against convicted felon Kenneth Lyons, 26, in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s fatal shooting of Randy Claybrooks.

Police said Lyons allegedly shot Claybrooks in the 100 block of Lafayette Street in the J.C. Napier public housing development.

Witnesses reported Claybrooks was shot during an altercation with Lyons at 2:30 p.m. Claybrooks, 22, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died.

At the time of the murder, police said Lyons was free on $154,000 bond for a March arrest for selling cocaine to undercover detectives. He has previous convictions for felon in possession of a handgun, cocaine sales, domestic assault and resisting arrest.

Lyons is 5-foot-9 and weighs 210 pounds, has braided hair and is known to stay either in the Antioch area or the University Court area.

Anyone who has information regarding the robbery should contact Hermitage Precinct detectives at 862-6993 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com