Theymous Hicks

Theymous Hicks

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Investigators with Metro PD have arrested the suspect sought for the killing of a 19-year-old near Cayce homes Wednesday night.

Investigators arrested 40-year-old Theymous Hicks for criminal homicide in the shooting death of 19-year-old Rodney Bates Jr. at a home on 14th Avenue North around 11 p.m. Thursday. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police say the two had allegedly argued earlier Wednesday, but the actual motive of the shooting remains under investigation.

Bates was shot multiple times Wednesday night just after 10:00 p.m. in the 700 block of South 7th Street. Emergency crews transported him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from the gunshot wounds.

Hicks was previously convicted on charges of rape, aggravated assault, and weapons violations. Police say Hicks was on probation for six years after a 2018 arrest and conviction for cocaine possession.

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