16-year-old suspect in violent carjacking taken into custody

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said Wednesday one of the suspects in a violent carjacking that left a Nashville woman with multiple gunshot wounds has been taken into custody.

Zackari Tennant, 16, was arrested after police say they used air and ground units to coordinate their efforts in apprehending him.

It began when detectives in the Auto Theft Unit used GPS coordinates to locate a Dodge Durango stolen Wednesday from Americas Best Value Inn on Wallace Road.

Authorities say a Metro helicopter relayed the direction of the SUV’s travel to units on the ground, who reportedly kept their distance until they verified it was Tennant.

Tennant allegedly bailed from the stolen car on Blue Hole Road and fled into a wooded area. Officers quickly formed a perimeter and took the 16-year-old in custody.

He’s charged in Juvenile Court with especially aggravated robbery for the November 2015 incident. Tiffany Hindman, 32, was shot 3 times after two suspects robbed her of her car keys and fled in her vehicle. Hindman, the daughter of the police chief in Millersville, Tennessee, was seriously injured.

There’s no word at this time if the second suspect has been identified or arrested.

Metro police say Tennant is a suspect in multiple crimes in Nashville, including a high-speed chase in La Vergne in January.

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