Police link 17-year-old to 3 Nashville shootings

Police link 17-year-old to 3 Nashville shootings (Image 1)
Police link 17-year-old to 3 Nashville shootings (Image 1)

A 17-year-old is in police custody, charged in connection to three separate shootings this month in Nashville.

The teen is accused of wounding Lamonderius Goodner, 18, on the evening of December 1 at Wharf Avenue and University Court.

Goodner told police he was playing basketball when he got into an argument with another individual.

Police said that individual, subsequently identified as the 17-year-old, left, came back with a gun and shot Goodner in his shoulder and hip.

On December 7, the 17-year-old is accused of shooting Marquinta Johnson, 21, outside a market at 71 Lewis Street.

Witnesses reported that Johnson walked out of the store and encountered the teenager, who pushed her and then shot her in the abdomen.

Surveillance video from the market aided police in identifying the teen.  Johnson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

On December 9, the 17-year-old is accused of shooting Andrea Brown, 19, in the 700 block of Lewis Street.

Brown reported that he had been visiting family in the area and was walking to a bus stop when a gunman approached and opened fire.

Investigators saw similarities in the three shooting cases and thought them to be related.

The 17-year-old was linked to the cases and apprehended.

Witnesses and victims identified the teen as the suspect.

He faces a variety of charges, including attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, gun theft, unlawful handgun possession and marijuana possession.

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