(WMC-TV) – Memphis police are helping the Mason Police Department cut down on crime and hopefully catch a wanted man.
Aerial police cameras have been placed along Front Street in downtown Mason. The cameras are on loan from Memphis police.
Law enforcement officers in Mason say the cameras are already cutting down on crowds and crime.
Mason resident Shuron Lee, 32, was gunned down inside his car outside Shirley's Bar about a month ago.
Mason Police Chief Jim Paris said a huge crowd had gathered along Front Street at the time of the shooting. Paris' department put the cameras up afterwards in hopes of preventing more violence.
Paris said between 200 and 300 people gather outside Front Street's nightclubs on weekends.
He said since the cameras have been placed on the street, no arrests have been made. That's a stark contrast since before the cameras went up. Previously, his department made three to four arrests every month.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has now joined in the search for Cedric Leavy, the man accused of killing Shuron Lee.
The Memphis man has now been put on the TBI's top ten most wanted list.
Now, three aerial cameras are watching you if you if you break the law and Mason police hope the cameras will catch a glimpse of Cedric Leavy soon.
If captured, the Leavy will face first degree murder charges.
There's a $1,000 reward available for information that leads to Leavy's capture. If you have any information that could help investigators, call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.