The man wanted by police in the Nov. 2 murder of 22-year-old Randy Claybrooks in the J.C. Napier public housing development surrendered to officers Wednesday night.
Kenneth Dewayne Lyons, 27, surrendered after an officer from the Metro Nashville Police Department Fugitive Task Force contacted acquaintances of Lyons, who were later able to convince Lyons to turn himself in.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Lyons two days after the shooting and a grand jury later indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. He is now being held in lieu of $1.5 million bond.
Police said witnesses at the time reported seeing Lyons shoot Claybrooks several times during a fight between the two around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in front of the South Side Market on Lafayette Street. Claybrooks was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
At the time of the murder, police said Lyons was free on $154,000 bond for a March arrest for selling cocaine to undercover detectives. He has previous convictions for felon in possession of a handgun, cocaine sales, domestic assault and resisting arrest.