2 arrested after Springfield teen shot in head during attempted robbery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 16-year-old was shot Wednesday afternoon in an attempted robbery.

Chief David Thompson with Springfield police told News 2 it happened at 3:25 p.m. on Dimaggio Drive.

According to a press release, the victim was shot in the back of the head during the robbery after he refused to give the suspects money.

The teen was taken to NorthCrest Medical Center before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was last listed as stable.

Springfield police said two young men were arrested. They were identified as Daveion Johnson, 18, and Timotreous Barbee, 20.

They each face charges of criminal attempt to commit criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery.

Johnson and Barbee were booked into the Robertson County jail and are being held without bond. Police did not immediately release mug shots.