Attorneys agreed to a trial date Wednesday for Cortez Sims, the 18-year-old accused of killing one and injuring two others during a January 2015 shooting.mapSims will stand before jurors Sept. 27 in Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman's courtroom. He has a update hearing scheduled June 9 and faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and employing a firearm during commission of a felony.
Police say Sims burst into a College Hill Courts apartment and opened fire on Jan. 7 around 1 a.m. One bullet hit Talitha Bowman, 20, in her collarbone, causing it to explode and hit her heart. Two others were wounded, including a 1-year-old. Zoey Duncan, now 2, survived the attack but is paralyzed.
After managing to evade police, Sims was put on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list, but was arrested days later when he stepped out of a house in Knoxville that local and state authorities had under surveillance.
In March 2015, Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw said Sims, then 17, would be tried as an adult in Hamilton County Criminal Court in connection with the quadruple shooting. Until his trial, Sims remains in custody.