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19-Year-Old Shot In Head On Heiman Street

Posted at 5:13 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 11:55:28-04

A 19-year-old has been listed in critical condition after being shot in the head on Heiman Street.

The incident happened in the 2700 block of Heiman Street near 23rd Avenue North just around 1 a.m. Friday. 

Authorities have identified the victim as 19-year-old Jhonquis Compton, and they confirmed he was not a college student.

Compton was listed in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Early Friday morning, authorities said Compton was found unconscious outside of Jenkins Dorm, just blocks from TSU’s campus. Police on the scene confirmed the dorms were not owned by TSU, but that the university leases them out to use as TSU student housing.

 

 

Officials were originally responding to a shots fired call when they found Compton. They said they're following leads stating the shooting may be related to illegal drug sales.

According to reports, surveillance cameras have been located on that property, so officials have been working to gather more evidence.

The suspect was described as a black male with gold-tipped twists. He was in a dark Pontiac sedan.

Authorities said Compton had been arrested multiple times over the past 18 months. He was wounded in a shooting at 14th Avenue North and Buchanan Street on August 29. There was no indication the two shootings were connected.

Anyone with information on this crime has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.