Teen accused of shooting Metro councilman arrested in Mississippi

Brandon Hunt-Clark, Loniel Greene shooting
Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 19-year-old wanted for allegedly shooting a Metro councilman near a west Nashville gas station is in custody.

Brandon Hunt-Clark, accused of shooting Councilman Loniel Greene on Nov.4, was jailed in Grenada, Mississippi, on charges of armed robbery.

He allegedly robbed the Grenada Inn on Dec. 10 and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Hunt-Clark has been wanted for felony aggravated assault in connection to the shooting of Councilman Greene.

“I am saddened to learn that this young man has continued down a troubled path of committing violent crimes. I hope he has an opportunity to turn his life around once he has been held accountable for his actions. I am confident that the Mayor’s Youth Summit will be a catalyst to finding innovative solutions to eliminate youth violence in our city as we work to save our youth,” said Greene in a statement released Monday.

The Metro Nashville Police Department is placing a hold and extradition request with Grenada authorities.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

He was convicted of felony car burglary last May and received a one-year sentence. He was also convicted in January of misdemeanor drug possession.

Councilman Greene was shot after he pulled into the Marathon gas station at White Bridge Pike and Burgess Avenue in west Nashville.

As he pulled into the gas station, two young men were walking from the lot toward Burgess and made a right onto Oceola Avenue.

Councilman Greene appeared to follow the same path as the two men, police spokesman Don Aaron previously said.

Greene, who was interviewed by police while he was hospitalized, reportedly said he believed one of the men was a relative. He said he approached the men and was shot but doesn’t know why.

Greene was shot in his elbow, shoulder and chest. He was released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center days later.

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