Five teens charged in prison guard shooting

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 8:21pm
Staff reports

A Tennessee Department of Correction prison guard remains in the hospital tonight after he was robbed and shot in the parking lot of his Hermitage apartment complex, Metro police said.

Five teens are facing charges in connection with the early morning incident.

Twin brothers Keith and Kevin Boone, both 18, brothers Keith Potter, 19, and Cortez Potter, 17, and Michael McKissack, 18, were arrested at 6:20 a.m. as they attempted to flee Lincoya Bay apartment complex.

Officers responding to another robbery call apprehended the five teens as they attempted to leave the complex in the victim’s 1996 Honda Civic.

Two of the teens — believed to be McKissack and Keith Potter — had allegedly just confronted off-duty TDOC guard Kevin Boone, 27, as he was getting out of his car in the parking lot.

Police, who found two discarded pistols at the scene, say the teens took his wallet and then shot him in the buttocks.

During interviews with detectives, police say four of the five teens implicated themselves, but McKissack declined to answer questions.

There is no indication that they knew the victim, but rather were merely looking for someone to rob, police said.

Cortez Potter is being held in Juvenile Detention pending a hearing. Bond for the other four was set at $100,000 each.

Police records show that Keith Potter was convicted of two felony auto theft counts in March 2009. He received a total sentence of two years.

Photos of the five teens are being withheld at present so as not to interfere with pending line-ups in at least one other robbery case.

Boone remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


2 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 1/21/10 at 8:41

Time to introduce these guys to the victim's coworkers...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/21/10 at 9:04