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Five juveniles arrested, charged following armed carjacking in a parking garage on Commerce Street

Nashville, TENNESSEE – Metro Nashville Police Department officials said that 5 juvenile suspects were arrested and taken into custody Thursday night.

This incident occurred in a parking garage on Commerce Street.

MNPD officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking.

The responding officers were able to quickly locate the stolen vehicle, 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, and initiate a pursuit that ended on Centennial Boulevard and 63rd Avenue North.

Six suspects fled from the stolen vehicle, but 5 were taken into custody shortly after.

They were later identified as 16-year-old Jakari Waters, 16-year-old Marquise Johnson, 16-year-old Malachi Johnson, 15-year-old Coreyon Williams and 15-year-old Markese Todd.

All 5 suspects were charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest, Metro Police said.

Williams was also charged with juvenile handgun possession after a loaded 9mm was found in the stolen Hyundai.

This incident remains under investigation.