Police work to locate person of interest in 2015 homicide

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are searching for an 18-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault and is also considered a person of interest in an 2015 homicide.

According to a release, Jhonquis Compton is being sought as a person of interest for the April 2015 fatal shooting of 33-year-old John Sykes in Edgehill Homes.

Police said Compton is also accused of beating a 59-year-old man inside a convenience store on Dr. D.B. Todd Blvd. in January.

Police said a group of men were standing outside of the market when a verbal argument involving the victim began over where he parked his car.

Compton allegedly followed the victim inside the store where police say he punched the man in the head.

The man was knocked unconscious. He also sustained a laceration to his face and broken jaw.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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