Accused teen gunman arrested in MTA bus station shooting

Demarcus Amos
Demarcus Amos (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The 16-year-old accused of opening fire at the downtown MTA bus terminal and injuring four people has been arrested.

Metro police said Demarcus Amos was taken into custody in East Nashville Thursday afternoon.

Authorities went to the area after receiving a tip that Amos was there.

They later found him riding in the passenger side of an Acura sedan that was stopped by officers near the intersection of Jones and Douglas avenues.

Amos is accused of opening fire Tuesday as 18-year-old Javious Chatman exited an escalator inside the Music City Central bus terminal at Fifth and Charlotte avenues.

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Chatman was critically injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was last listed as stable.

Three other teenagers, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, were also injured but have since been treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries.

According to officers, Amos confessed to the crime after his arrest Thursday. He reportedly told authorities that Chatman was an acquaintance who was his intended target.

Amos has been booked into the Davidson County Juvenile Detention center on one count of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and one count of unlawful handgun possession.

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