Convicted Felon Sought for Two Separate Shootings
July 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Precinct detectives today swore out warrants against convicted felon Antonio Batts, 36, charging him with attempted homicide, attempted aggravated robbery and two counts of felon in possession of a weapon for two separate attacks, including shooting a man early this morning during an argument in the 1500 block of 14th Avenue North.
The 22-year-old victim knew Batts. He told detectives that Batts approached him and asked him for money. After he said he didn’t have any, Batts struck him in the head with a handgun and shot him. The victim was treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
In the second case on July 7th, Batts is accused of approaching a relative and shooting him in the leg when he refused Batts’ robbery demands. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Batts has previous convictions for aggravated robbery, cocaine sales, and aggravated assault. He is currently free on $50,000 bond for an April arrest for aggravated assault and felon in possession of a weapon.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Antonio Batts, who is considered armed and dangerous, is urged to contact 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.