Shooting suspect arrested after leading police on chase

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wanted for attempted criminal homicide was arrested Wednesday following a police chase through north Nashville.

Metro Police had been looking for Kendrick Hanserd, 23, since May 31, when Hanserd allegedly shot a male relative at a home on Paige Circle in North Nashville.

Police said Hanserd had gone to the home and gotten into an argument with the relative.

Kendrick Hanserd
Kendrick Hanserd

Hanserd allegedly pulled out a silver gun during the argument, shot the male victim and then fled the scene.  A warrant for Hanserd’s arrest for attempted criminal homicide was issued that same day.

On Wednesday, police tried to pull a car over for expired temporary tags as it drove along Ed Temple Boulevard in North Nashville.

Hanserd, who was driving the car, did not stop and later told police he fled because he knew there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

According to an affidavit, Hanserd drove north toward Clarksville Pike and was next spotted driving along Buena Vista Pike.

Multiple police cruisers joined the pusuit of Hanserd, as well as Air One, the Metro police helicopter.

Police eventually caught up with Hanserd as he exited Interstate 40 onto Jefferson Street, where he reportedly threw a bag of marijuana out the window of his car.

He was stopped on Jefferson Street and was taken into custody.

Hanserd was booked into the Metro jail and charged with attempted criminal homicide, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, drug possession and tampering with evidence.

His bond was set at $595,000.


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