2 arrested after shooting, carjackings, chase through Nashville

Whites Creek Road scene (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police took two people into custody during a chase that spanned several neighborhoods and Interstate 24 on Friday.

It all began at 9:15 a.m. when officers responded to a shots fired call at the Sunrise Market located on the 3600 block of Hamilton Church Road.

Metro police say 22-year-old Savion Wilson arrived at the market as a passenger in the backseat of a red Pontiac.

He got out of the car and approached a group inside another car for what Metro officers called a drug deal. The other driver reportedly attempted to get away when Wilson fired as many as eight shots toward the car.

At that time, the driver of the Pontiac drove off without Wilson.

Metro police say a helicopter got to the scene and saw him in a nearby neighborhood getting picked up by the same red Pontiac.

The helicopter followed the car until the car crashed at Hobson Pike and Smith Springs Road.

The driver, 20-year-old Kendal Leach, was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, and marijuana possession.

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

Authorities say Wilson again got away on foot and ran into a nearby neighborhood where he attempted to get inside a home on Cambridge Drive while no one was home.

Police say he fired several shots in the backyard before jumping a fence and entering a house on Benchmark Drive. Wilson is accused of stealing the victim’s keys as she ran out through the front door. He reportedly crashed through the home’s garage as he drove off in the Mercedes SUV.

Metro police said a .40 caliber pistol was later found lying on the bed in one of the bedrooms.

Wilson reportedly got on Interstate 24 West toward I-40, getting off at Whites Creek Pike in Joelton where he rear-ended a woman driving with her 10-year-old son.

The woman thought she had just been involved in an accident and pulled over, only for Wilson to force her and the boy out of the car while officers tried to block him in.

In his attempt to drive around police, Wilson is accused of hitting two police cruisers and crashed into a ditch.

Whites Creek Road scene (Photo: WKRN)
Whites Creek Road scene (Photo: WKRN)

He was then taken into custody and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Metro police say none of the victims were injured throughout the ordeal, but the woman who was rear-ended was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

Wilson faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, attempted burglary, aggravated burglary, carjacking/robbery and evading arrest. He has no known local arrest history.

The man believed to be driving the silver car involved in the initial shooting has been contacted by police and was not injured.