Victim Dies After MTA Bus Shooting In Madison

Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 23:50:40-05

An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting on an MTA bus in Davidson County, and an 18-year-old was arrested and charged with his death.

The incident happened in broad daylight just after noon Monday near 1111 Gallatin Pike South in the Madison area. 

Police spokesman Don Aaron said the suspect, 18-year-old Antonio S. Jones, got on the bus at the Madison library, along with his suspected girlfriend and an infant.

Jones allegedly knew the victim, 18-year-old Tyvonceea Hayden, because he had apparently been in a dating relationship with a member of Jones’ family.

The two men had "brief words," at which point police said Jones shot the man in the chest.

Moments after the shot was fired, the bus pulled over at MTA’s Gallatin Pike/Due West Avenue stop.

Jones and his girlfriend, who was carrying an infant, fled the bus in opposite directions. Officers located and detained the girlfriend on Due West Avenue.

A relative drove Jones to the police department’s East Precinct where he surrendered. Jones was taken to the Madison Precinct, where he declined to be interviewed.

Hayden was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he died. Police said he was not carrying any identification. 

Aaron said Jones had just turned 18-years-old in August and has no arrest history as an adult. 

A motive in the shooting remained unknown. Jones was charged with criminal homicide.