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Suspect Identified In Madison Shooting

Suspect Identified In Madison Shooting

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have asked for help from the public to locate the suspect accused of shooting into a car occupied by four people in Davidson County. A woman was critically injured in the shooting.

The people inside the car told police they had arranged to meet 25-year-old Fred Settles at an apartment complex at 463 Due West Avenue in Madison around 10 p.m. Sunday. They said Settles had some stolen money to return to them.

When Settles approached the car he reportedly demanded money instead. One of the people inside said they threw cash out the window. Settles then reportedly fired a shot into the car.

A passenger in the back seat was struck. She was identified as 29-year-old Crystal Reeves.

Reeves was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with critical injuries. She has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Investigators with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Settles had previous convictions for drug possession.


Anyone with information about the incident or Settles’ whereabouts has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-741-7463).