Two known gang members allegedly involved in Monday afternoon’s shootout now face a federal charge connected to the shooting.
A criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Nashville alleges that Finis D. Lewis, 33, and Quinten T. Smith, 26, were both involved in the violent gun battle that broke out at 2:45 p.m. Monday on Albion Street.
Lewis is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm after a federal agent alleged in an affidavit that Lewis fired several shots from a .357-caliber revolver in the shootout. Lewis received a gunshot wound to his arm in the shooting, according to Metro police.
The complaint states that Smith fired a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun during the shootout in which he, Lewis and another unnamed man got out of a rented silver Chevrolet Impala and opened fire on the occupants of a dark-colored vehicle.
Smith is charged with possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of domestic violence.
Clarence Claybrooks, 33, was later found dead in a nearby yard with an AK-47 beside him. Another man, later identified by Metro police as 26-year-old Corey L. Smith was found in Hadley Park with a gunshot wound to his chest.
The federal complaint identifies Lewis and Quinten Smith as leaders of the Global Gangster Crime Family.
A detention and preliminary hearing is set for Lewis Friday afternoon.