UPDATE: Shooting Under Investigation

Aug 26, 2021 at 02:07 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: Just over the Rutherford County line in Antioch, Metro Nashville Homicide Unit detectives are pursuing active leads in this past Sunday morning’s critical shooting of Cassandra Mayes, 41, who was found at 8:15 a.m. shot in the head inside her SUV in a parking lot of Chimney Top Apartments in Antioch. Mayes’ wound is life threatening.

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A man being sought for questioning in Sunday’s critical shooting of a woman in the parking lot of Chimney Top Apartments was this afternoon found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot inside his SUV in the parking lot of the Watkins Park Library on 17th Avenue North.

Cassandra Mayes, 41, was found at 8:15 a.m. Sunday shot in the head inside her vehicle. Mayes had visited a friend at the apartment complex and was in the process of leaving when a witness heard a single gunshot. She remains hospitalized in very critical condition.

Detectives had been seeking Mayes’ boyfriend, Wayne Love, 53, for questioning in the shooting. A vehicle similar in description to Love’s SUV was seen leaving the apartment complex immediately after Mayes was shot. Officers found Love dead today after responding to a suspicious vehicle call at the library parking lot.

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