Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, May 12th, 2016, at approximately 6:48 pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a shots fired call at 19 Lasalle Street. When they arrived, they discovered the resident, 23-year-old James Tyler Wood, deceased on the scene.
Another male identified as 41-year-old Cuong Ba Nguyen was critically injured and transported to Tennova Medical Center. Mr Nguyen died as a result of his injuries.Both individuals suffered gunshot wounds. Witnesses described two black males fleeing the residence in a white four-door Cadillac.
Information from a CrimeStoppers tip and an anonymous call into the police department led CPD Homicide detectives to identify two suspects in the case.
With assistance from the Christian County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Belleville Illinois Police Department, East St Louis Illinois Police Department, and the East St Louis Office of the US Marshall’s Service, the Clarksville Police Department Homicide Unit has charged Gary Mathis Jr of Oak Grove, KY, and Domonic Combs Jr of East St Louis, IL with Criminal Homicide.
Mathis and Combs are currently in custody in East St Louis, IL pending the extradition process.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Tim Anderson at 931.648.0656 Ext 5132, or call or text CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477) – Text to 274637 (CRIMES).