Two teens charged with attempted murder in drive by shooting

Two teens charged with attempted murder in drive by shooting

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. of the 23rd Judicial District said his officers 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 Detective Dustin Hargrove said on suspect was arrested Wednesday ,August 21, during a felony takedown on Church Street near Parker Perry Properties and the second suspect was arrested Thursday, August 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.

Since 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 Street in Dickson around 9:45 am on July 28. He said officers discovered multiple gunshots has been fired in the home and a Ford Explorer from an ally behind the residence.

The detective said four people were inside the residence at the time of the shooting, but no one was struck or injured.

During the investigation, Hargrove said the department received information from several citizens that led to the development of two teenagers as suspects.

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 a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. One suspect also faces a drug possession charge. 

Dickson Police Department Chief Jeff Lewis said the arrests are the result of the combined efforts of the Criminal Investigation and Patrol divisions of the DPD and the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force along with information provided by citizens.

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, Emergency Communications at 615-446-8041 extension 4 or the anonymous tipline at 615-441-9555.

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