Police seek three charged in shooting of pregnant woman

Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 4:08pm
Staff Reports


Nashville Police officers are looking for three young adults charged in the April 23 North Nashville shooting of a pregnant woman.

The pregnant woman, 24-year-old Tasa Overstreet, was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle when shorts were fired outside 2693 Old Matthews Road, according to reports. Metro Police believe the vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Jessica Jenkins, was the intended target of the shooting. Jenkins reportedly had just stepped out of the vehicle when gunfire began.

Police say the shots were fired by two passengers of a passing car. Police have identified the car’s driver as Deborah Sowell, 21, of Nashville. Renita Taylor, 20, is accused of firing a handgun outside a passenger-side window, while 19-year-old Rodney Edmondson allegedly stood to fire a shotgun from outside the passenger roof., according to reports.

After the shooting, Overstreet was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, treated, and released. Both Jenkins and her two-year-old daughter — another passenger in the SUV at the time of the shooting — were unhurt.

Taylor, Sowell and Edmondson are wanted on three counts of attempted criminal homicide each. All three have prior convictions.

Sowell, of Maplewood Place, has a previous theft convicted. Edmondson, of Atwell Drive, has a previous arrest for drug possession. Taylor, of Ewing Drive, has been convicted of driving without a license, according to police records.

Anyone with information about the three is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or North Precinct Investigations at 862-7901.


1 Comment on this post:

By: Houston on 5/8/09 at 12:47

So why exactly were these paragons of virtue upset with "24-year-old Jessica Jenkins"? Did she cut them out of a parking spot?