Drug Motive Under Investigation in Thursday Evening’s Murder of Kevion Tate

South Precinct detectives are pursuing strong leads as they work to identify the gunman responsible for Thursday evening’s fatal shooting of Kevion Tate, 18, in a parking lot of Hickory Trace Apartments on Hickory Hollow Place.

Kevion Tate

Officers were called to the area at 5:15 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing several shots and then seeing multiple vehicles flee the parking lot.  Tate was found on the pavement and was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.  A potential drug motive for the gunfire is being explored.

Anyone with information on the murder of Kevion Tate is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.