Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, all 3 juvenile suspects were taken into custody Tuesday evening after they reportedly crashed a carjacked Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Fesslers Lane while trying to evade police.
Metro Police said the vehicle was taken during an armed carjacking right after 2 a.m. early Tuesday morning on Kellow Street.
The carjacked vehicle was showing a Georgia license plate that was registered to a Lexus sedan that was taken in a carjacking early Monday on Hart Street in South Nashville.
The Lexus was recovered on Tuesday without a tag near the intersection of 25th Avenue North and 25th Avenue North Court, police officials said.
The 17-year-old driver and his two passengers pulled out of the lot onto Lafayette Street.
The vehicle then accelerated when officers tried to stop it.
A pistol, tossed underneath the car by the driver, was recovered.
The 17-year-old driver, who was not identified due to his age, is now charged at Juvenile Court with auto theft, unlawful gun possession, and felony evading arrest.
The two other juveniles, who were not identified due to their age, are now charged for now with auto theft.