Suspected gunman in shooting outside of school surrenders

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:38pm
Staff reports

The juvenile suspect wanted by Metro police for the shooting of two other teenagers last Thursday afternoon outside of Robert Lillard Elementary surrendered to police Tuesday night.

The 17-year-old is confined at juvenile detention on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a gun on school property. He is accused of firing a shotgun at two teenagers on the school’s playground.

The victims, ages 16 and 17, walked onto the elementary school’s campus at dismissal time to escort the 17-year-old’s younger brother home. The 16-year-old told police he had been in a dispute with the suspected gunman earlier that day at Whites Creek High School.

The City Paper does not identify juvenile suspects unless they have been charged in adult court.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Hairy Pooter on 11/3/11 at 7:11

I would think that the charges against the young man are serious enough to warrant being charged as an adult. Attempted homicide is a little more severe than shoplifting or some other petty crime.

By: Jughead on 11/3/11 at 8:23

This is no child.....thank God that we can transfer these "juveniles" to adult court and imprison them.

The US is headed towards unlawful anarchy---Obama is winning.

By: slim4520 on 11/3/11 at 9:42

Whatever happened to just fighting it out? It seems like every kid who gets a little pissed off these days pulls out a gun. Now instead of a week's suspension for fighting he tries to kill someone and begins the long process of throwing his own life away. What passes for "respect" these days in the 'hood baffles me.