Two teenagers are facing attempted murder and other charges in connection to a drive-by shooting reported last month on Church Street in Dickson.
District Attorney Ray Crouch Jr. said his office will petition the Dickson County Juvenile Court to transfer the cases to circuit court in order to try the 16-year-olds as adults.
Dickson Police Department Det. Dustin Hargrove said one suspect was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 21, during a felony takedown on Church Street near Parker Peery Properties and the second suspect was arrested Thursday, Aug. 22, following a brief foot pursuit from Hidden Valley Apartments on Spring Street. A 9-millimeter handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was found on the first suspect.
Because both suspects are juveniles, the police department is not releasing their names until the cases are transferred to circuit court.
Hargrove said officers responded to multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 509 Church St. in Dickson around 9:45 pm on July 28. He said officers discovered multiple gunshots had been fired into the home and a Ford Explorer from an alley behind the residence. Several of the bullets penetrated the exterior of the home and struck interior walls.
The detective said four people were inside the residence at the time of the shooting, but none of them were struck or injured.
Hargrove said information developed during the investigation indicates there were four juveniles in the vehicle used on the night of the shooting and the two suspects in custody fired several rounds from two guns from the back seat.
The two 16-year-olds are being held in the juvenile detention facility in Williamson County and face a detention hearing in Dickson County Juvenile Court. Hargrove said both have extensive records through juvenile court.
The teens are each charged with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of felony vandalism and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. One suspect also faces a drug possession charge.
Hargrove said a second weapon believed to have been used in the shooting has not been recovered and the two other suspects or the vehicle allegedly used for the drive-by have not been identified.
Anyone with information on the identity and location of the suspects, the vehicle or the weapon is asked to contact Hargrove at (615) 441-9507.