Metro police have named Timothy Jutodd Batey as the suspect in the Wednesday night shooting that injured three people including a toddler at the Edgehill Homes.
Three aggravated assault warrants have been issued against Batey, 18, who police believe shot Garcia Frazier, 25, in the leg. Latricia Fletcher,18, also suffered a graze wound to her leg and her 22-month-old niece, Blessing Fletcher, whom she was holding at the time, was hit in the foot.
Police are continuing to search for Batey, whose last known address was at 2400 Buena Vista Pike. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Frazier told police he went to the 1300 block of 12th Avenue South to visit a friend and while talking on his cell phone around 10:30 p.m. noticed a man with a gun in his waistband.
When Batey heard Frazier mention the gun while on the phone, he appeared to reach for a gun, according to police. Frazier was shot in the leg after he tried to run.
Frazier was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition, and Blessing Fletcher was admitted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, also in stable condition. Latricia Fletcher was treated and released.
Batey is also wanted on aggravated assault and domestic assault charges involving a physical dispute with his ex-girlfriend on July 12.
Police urge anyone with knowledge of Batey’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.