2 felons arrested in north Nashville shootout

2 felons arrested in north Nashville shootout (Image 1)

Two men, both convicted felons, are facing charges in connection to a shootout that took place in north Nashville late Wednesday morning.

The brazen shootout took place outside the Citgo gas station at 3056 Dickerson Pike.

Metro police said the two men have been identified as Todd McQuiddy, 31, and Darius Montez, 24.

An investigation revealed McQuiddy was searching for Edwards because he believes Edwards stole $4,000 and a cell phone from him outside his girlfriend’s apartment on Sept. 24.

McQuiddy saw Edwards outside of the Citgo gas station, pulled up and began shooting at him through the windshield of his rented Toyota Camry.

Several rounds hit the awning over the gas pumps.

Edwards fired several shots back, striking the Camry at least three times.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

A Metro Parks officer happened to be at the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Broadmoor when he heard the shootout. He responded immediately, drew his weapon and commanded McQuiddy stay inside his vehicle until other officers arrived.

Another officer was also in the area responded to the scene and followed Edwards as he fled in a Nissan Altima. Edwards ultimately bailed from the car, jumped a fence and tried to flee.

Authorities said the Metro officer gave chase and ultimately captured him. The gun was found nearby.

According to police, McQuiddy was convicted in 2006 on a felony cocaine charge and in 2008 on a felony gun possession charge.

Edwards is currently on parole for a 2006 conviction on charges of facilitating first-degree murder and facilitating attempted first-degree murder. He received an effective 24-year sentence.

At the time of the shooting, Edwards was free on $13,500 bond in regard to a felony drug charge and evading arrest in August.

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