As information has been collected it appears that the original incident was a robbery and an attempted murder.
On July 31, 2017, at approximately 9:50 PM the Hendersonville Police Department and the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Avery Trace Circle. This search warrant was a direct result of the ongoing investigation of the attempted murder that occurred on July 28, 2017. The goal of the search warrant was to collect evidence that would further this ongoing investigation. There was no one home at the time of the execution of the warrant and there were no injuries.
Police still believe that this was a targeted attack on this particular person who does not live in Hendersonville. This was NOT a random act of violence.
In regards to the original incident, police have also been told that a passerby transported the victim from the side of the road to the hospital on the night of the incident. Detectives desperately need to talk to this Good Samaritan. Anyone who provided transportation to a bleeding person from the area of Autumn Creek to a hospital is encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303. This piece of information is vitally important to the resolution of this crime.
On July 28, 2017, at approximately 9:55 PM, Officers of the Hendersonville Police Department responded to Autumn Creek Subdivision, regarding the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered an abandoned Toyota. It was apparent that multiple shots have been fired at the Toyota. The victim of the shooting had left the scene prior to the arrival of police officers. It was later determined that the victim of the shooting had been taken to an area hospital by motor vehicle. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and he is expected to recover.
According to the information collected at the scene and from the victim, it appears that at least two individuals fired shots at the victim.
This appears to be a targeted attack and there are no further threats to the community at large. This is an ongoing and active investigation and the Hendersonville Police Department requests that anyone with any information regarding this very brutal attack call the Hendersonville Police Department or Hendersonville CrimeStoppers. The Hendersonville CrimeStoppers will provide up to a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this attack.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.