Teens open fire on police during high-speed chase

Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:28am
Staff reports

Two teens face attempted murder and auto theft charges after they opened fire on police during a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle early Monday morning, according to Metro police.

Michael Deandre Pillow, 18, and a 17-year-old accomplice allegedly stole a 2003 Dodge Durango that was left running in the parking lot of McDonald’s on Nolensville Road near Welshwood Drive, police said. The driver was returning a movie at the Redbox video kiosk.

The victim flagged down an undercover officer who put out a description of the stolen vehicle. Officers began a chase when they spotted the vehicle entering Interstate 24 east toward downtown.

Attempted murder and auto theft charges have been placed against two teenagers for firing shots at a police officer from a fleeing stolen vehicle early today.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, Pillow, the passenger in the Durango, allegedly pointed a pistol, which was recovered from the vehicle, out the window and fired shots in the direction of the pursuing officer.

Pillow and the 17-year-old bailed from the SUV at the dead end of Plus Park Boulevard. Pillow was quickly captured. A canine officer tracked down the 17-year-old. He received a dog bite to the leg and was treated and released from General Hospital.

Pillow of Cleveland Street is being held in lieu of $125,000 bail. The17-year-old is being held in juvenile detention pending a hearing. Both teens are expected to face additional charges from this incident.
 

12 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 6/7/10 at 10:03

"that was left running while the driver returned a movie"

Idiot! It's not only illegal to leave a running vehicle, it's stupid.

By: global_citizen on 6/7/10 at 10:32

I think the suspect who surrendered with the aid of a police dog is probably wishing about now that he'd surrendered more voluntarily.

By: dargent7 on 6/7/10 at 10:49

The tragic part of this tale is now you've got two more "residents" for prison: GTA and attempted homicide of a Police officer(s). 18 and 17....great time to be alive, they'll get 12-15 years, maybe out in 10. And come out how? Looking to make themselves an integral part of society? No. Hardened, tats, gang affiliated. Waste of life.

By: idgaf on 6/7/10 at 11:33

Well did they recover a gun?

What did the white SUV have to do with it?

By: dargent7 on 6/7/10 at 12:12

iD: TV said they found a 12 ga. shotgun in another car w/ 3 females who were traveling all together.

By: Magnum on 6/7/10 at 12:54

Kosh, maybe the fact that his truck was running saved his life. I mean these idiots shot at police so who's to say what they would have done had the circumstances been different. Who's to say they wouldn't have robbed him at gun point and then shot him so he couldn't identify them if captured. Obviously, the running vehicle was an easy target, but I'd rather have someone take off in my car than rob me at gun point and then take off in my car. So do I think its stupid to have a running car available on Nolensville Road at 1:30AM...not at all, but then again I would never be caught alone on Nolensville Road at 1:30AM either.

By: mary1980 on 6/7/10 at 2:25

I love it when people halfway read an article.
Case in point:
" idgaf on 6/7/10 at 12:33
Well did they recover a gun?

What did the white SUV have to do with it?"

1. The article stated:
"When police attempted to stop the vehicle, Pillow, the passenger in the Durango, allegedly pointed a pistol, which was recovered from the vehicle,out the window and fired shots in the direction of the pursuing officer. ----notice the recovered from the vehicle part.

2. Where is the word 'white SUV' in the article.

Read an aritlce before you ask senseless questions.

Anyway...This makes me think of the story where the two 20-year olds robbed a bank (one dressed as a leprechaun) and both were killed when the robbers shot at police. What's better...death or prison?

By: idgaf on 6/8/10 at 7:44

Mary that wasn't in the story when I posted so stuff it.

Perhaps my comment made them write a better story that included unanswered questions.

By: rbull on 6/8/10 at 8:59

Hey 'idgaf' what is Mary suppose to stuff? I think you just read the article wrong and made a stupid comment.......that is it in a nutshell!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 6/8/10 at 11:06

And law-abiding citizens are not supposed to carry weapons?

By: yucchhii on 6/10/10 at 8:36

If that's actually how it all went down, the teens here can say "BYE BYE!!!" The biggest problem today though is that BARELY ANYONE GIVES A DAM ABOUT "ANYTHING" ANYMORE!!! If you disagree, just look at the way people are nowadays and the way they act. Then tell me you disagree.

By: yucchhii on 6/10/10 at 8:45

Hey Dargent, considering the attempted murder on a police officer. That alone will bring up the "BIGGEST" charge and will give them the LARGEST amount of time in prison. All the other charges will be meanial compared to that! The thing that is disturbing is that though the clowns know they will go to prison, they DON'T care. In fact, a lot of times the gang leaders are in Prison and need help from their gangmates. The gangmates will do something on purpose to go to prison so they can be there to help with what the leader feels neds to be done. So, much of the time these things are done purposely! Scary!!