2 teens arrested, 1 sought in connection to attempted robberies, shooting

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two teens have been arrested and Wilson County deputies are seeking a third in connection with two attempted armed robberies and a shooting.

Authorities say three separate crimes occurred in northeastern Wilson County.

Wilson County detectives began an investigation after receiving a call from a female victim just after midnight Tuesday morning.

The victim told deputies an armed man attempted to get her to open the door. She refused and immediately called 911 for help.

The responding deputies searched the area but were not able to locate the armed suspect in question.

A short time late, within a close proximity to the first call, a second woman reported an attempted armed robbery at her home under the same circumstances.

The male suspects involved fled prior to the deputy’s arrival and was not located.

During this same time frame, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local hospital for a reported gunshot wound.

After arriving at the hospital, and interviewing the individual who had been shot, it was determined that the gunshot wound was the result of a drug deal.

The investigation revealed that the suspects that were wanted during the two prior incidents had attempted to purchase drugs after attempting to break into the two different homes.

During the drug transaction, one of the suspects was shot in the leg.

As detectives continued their investigation, they linked all three incidents together and took the shooting victim and his accomplice into custody for the attempted home invasions.

Sheriff’s detectives are actively searching for a third male juvenile believed to be responsible for shooting the suspect during the drug deal.

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office,, no additional details about the suspects can be released, since all three are juveniles.

Detectives have recovered several items that they believe were taken from possibly more recent thefts.

“We want remind you to call 911 if you see someone on your property that you don’t recognize or know should not be there,” Maj. B.J. Stafford said. “By all means, do not open your door to anyone that you don’t recognize. Although these incidents are isolated, both certainly had the potential to have a much worse outcome.”

If you have discovered any items missing from your home after or around Tuesday night, or have any information about the incidents, you are urged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office 615-444-1412.

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