Police arrested a 17-year-old boy on Thursday who is accused of three separate shootings in and around the J.C. Napier Public Housing Development this month.
The 17-year-old is in custody at juvenile detention and is facing a variety of charges, including attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, gun theft, unlawful handgun possession and marijuana possession.
In one of the aggravated assault cases, police said the teenager is accused of wounding Lamonderius Goodner, 18, on Dec. 1 at Wharf Avenue and University Court.
Goodner said he was playing basketball when he got into an argument with another individual, later identified as the 17-year-old. Police said the teen came back to the scene with a gun and shot Goodner in his shoulder and hip.
In an attempted murder case, police said the 17-year-old is accused of shooting Marquinta Johnson, 21, outside a market on Lewis Street on Dec. 7.
Witnesses reported that Johnson walked out of the store and encountered the teenager, who pushed her and then shot her in the abdomen.
Surveillance video from the market aided in identifying the teen, said police. Johnson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
In the other aggravated assault case, the 17-year-old is accused of shooting Andrea Brown, 19, in the along Lewis Street on Dec. 9. Brown said that he had been visiting family in the area and was walking to a bus stop when a gunman approached and opened fire on him.
Police said they saw similarities in the three shooting cases and saturated the J.C. Napier area on Monday.
Officers located the 17-year-old and another teen inside an apartment on Charles E. Davis Boulevard.
Police said the 17-year-old lives on Old Matthews Road, not in J.C. Napier public housing.
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