Man charged in death of homeless man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a man charged in the fatal shooting of a homeless man could be connected to at least two other attacks on homeless people in downtown Nashville.

WKRN-TV reports 29-year-old Christopher Crowley is being held in the Nashville Jail on one count of criminal homicide for the murder of 41-year-old Robert Mitchell, who was found shot in the head on a downtown park bench last Thursday.

Detectives are now looking into whether Crowley was involved in the 2009 murder of 46-year-old Edward Matthews, and the shooting of 60-year-old Albanus Kitaka the same year. Police said Kitaka was shot in the mouth while sleeping outside a building and has since recovered.

Crowley's bond is set at $250,000 for Mitchell's murder, and he's reportedly on suicide watch.


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