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.
- July 9, 2014: Man shot in Donelson, suspect flees on bike