Convicted felon charged in shooting of Donelson father

Convicted felon charged in shooting of Donelson father (Image 1)
Convicted felon charged in shooting of Donelson father (Image 1)

 A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday in connection to the shooting of a 41-year-old husband and father in Donelson last week.

Steven Thames was shot as he was preparing to leave for work in the early morning hours of July 9 after he saw a man seemingly scrummaging for change inside his truck.

When Thames approached the car, police say 29-year-old Lee Wilson shot him before fleeing on a bicycle.

Thames was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Family members told News 2 the bullet struck his liver and lung.

Authorities said their investigation as well as information provided through Crime Stoppers led to Wilson’s arrest. He was living with a relative and travelled through the area on a bicycle.

He was charged with aggravated assault, vehicle burglary and evading arrest.

Metro police said Wilson was also convicted of aggravated assault in 2007 and given a five-year sentence.

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