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ONLY ON FOX: Man Wanted for Attempted Murder is the Suspect in an Overnight Kidnapping, Carjacking, Pistol-whipping

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A kidnapping and carjacking suspect from overnight is a recently wanted fugitive by Metro police and he is still on the loose.

FOX 17 has confirmed that 36-year-old Antonio Batts is being sought in this morning's incident on 14th Avenue North where a man was carjacked, taken at gun point and pistol whipped. He is already wanted for attempted homicide and robbery.

On July 17, Batts reportedly pistol whipped and shot a 22-year-old acquaintance (one 14th Avenue North) when he didn't give him any money, according to police. On July 7th, he is accused of approaching a relative and shooting him in the leg when he refused his robbery demands. 

The victim in this mornings incident is also an acquaintance of Batts, according to police. He is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A convicted felon, Batts should be considered armed and dangerous.
 
Citizens are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at     www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com        


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