Police search for convicted felon in Wednesday's Rosa Parks Boulevard shooting

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 5:44pm
Staff reports
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Timothy Batts

Police want the public’s help in finding the convicted felon they believe is responsible for the Wednesday morning shooting on Rosa Parks Boulevard at Dominican Drive.

Timothy Batts, 24, is facing an attempted criminal homicide warrant issued Wednesday for allegedly shooting at a driver on Rosa Parks from the backseat of another vehicle.

According to police, 19-year-old Cheyenne Turner told them he was stopped at a traffic light when he saw Batts sitting in a rear driver side seat of a Chevrolet Avalanche and when Batts recognized Turner, he allegedly shot at Turner, striking him in the shoulder.

Turner tried to drive off but collided with another vehicle in the intersection. Turner was later taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

Turner, who received a 10-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder for shooting Batts outside of a Jefferson Street barbershop in January 2011, is currently on probation.

Police urge anyone with information on Batts’ location to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or text an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

2 Comments on this post:

By: nashtnman on 2/15/12 at 6:38

"Turner, who received a 10-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder for shooting Batts outside of a Jefferson Street barbershop in January 2011, is currently on probation." January 2011 and he is already out on probation???? What kind of a crap-ass legal system do we have? No wonder the crime rate keeps going up with officials like these decision makers.

By: san r on 2/16/12 at 11:05

the system operates under sacred oaths. you know, like doctors and the hippocratic oath.
black on black crime is sacred to the system.