5 teens arrested after violent overnight crime spree in Old Hickory

(Photo: WKRN)

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say five teens involved in a violent overnight crime spree in Old Hickory are now in custody.

According to police, the teens, who are between the ages of 13 and 17, were arrested in Hendersonville after crashing a stolen BMW. Police said at least one gun was recovered.

The teens were wanted for a crime spree that began late Thursday night and continued into the early morning hours of Friday.

It began when a woman and man were driving on Martingale Drive around 11 p.m. Thursday.

The couple said they had just checked the mail at their former home on Fowler Street when they noticed a car approaching them from behind as if it was going to run them off the road.

The man said he slowed down and shots were fired from a white Toyota Camry.

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department

A 39-year-old passenger inside the car was struck by the gunfire and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Fifteen minutes later, a vehicle matching the description of the Camry was involved in a carjacking near the intersection of Saunders Avenue and Freda Villa.

According to a release, the victim was traveling in a navy blue Honda Accord on Saunders Avenue when the Camry allegedly cut them off. A young black man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt got out of the Camry and waved a gun at the victims, demanding their belongings and vehicle.

The gunman drove off in the Accord and it was followed by white Camry, police said.

In a third incident, also involving a white Camry, a man reported he was driving on Douglas Avenue near Second Avenue North around 11:45 p.m. when a Toyota pulled in front of him causing him to stop.

The driver of the Camry, described as a young black man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, allegedly pointed a pistol at the victim and demanded he get out of the car. The victim sped away and said he heard shots being fired. He also said two other young black men were inside the Camry at the time but did not get out of the vehicle.

About 45 minutes later, a woman at a Cheyenne Boulevard apartment reported seeing a white Camry parked near a dumpster. She said as she began walking to her apartment, the car, which was occupied by two young black men at the time, blocked her car in the parking space.

She said she was able to run into her apartment and also reported hearing gunfire. She was not hurt.

Police said the white Camry used by the teens during the crime spree was dumped at the Burning Tree Apartments in Hermitage. It was recovered late Friday.