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.