Family reacts after intruder who accused of shooting six, receives 15-count indictment

Lane is accused of killing two brothers and wounding four family members in Nov. 2021
A family speaks after arrest and gives an update on their journey since the violent home invasion, Danielle Jackson reports
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 7:40 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police arrested a man Monday on a 15-count grand jury indictment for shooting six members of the same family and fatally wounding two. He was arrested after leaving a home on Kirkpatrick Street.

MNPD said 30-year-old Keno Lane was indicted for an incident on November 26, 2021, inside the 2000 block of Torbett Street. Police said Lane fired a gun that killed brothers Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15. Lane also wounded their 40-year-old mother, two sisters, ages 16 and 20, and their 13-year-old brother.

Also killed that night was Christian Akail Johnson, 29, who the investigation shows were Lane’s accomplice. According to the victims, Johnson and another individual, who was allegedly Lane, entered the residence armed. Robbery is the suspected motive.

Lane has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and especially aggravated burglary. A Criminal Court judge has ordered that Lane be held without bond.

Police said they believed robbery was the motivation behind the incident.

“That night, part of me felt like I died, but I feel like I’m rebuilding myself to be stronger and better,” said Shakia Sherell the mother of the two boys who were killed.

Zacquez and Tavarious were allegedly killed by Lane during the home invasion last November.

Two of Shakia’s daughters were shot near the chest and Shykeria Sherrell was grazed in the face and shot in the hip.

Both said the recovery both mentally and physically has been hard.

“I have those days where that’s just literally the only thing that’s on my mind and it takes me away from the world,” said Ke’Nyah Sherrell. “It puts my mind in a place where I really don’t like it to be so I try my best to stay out of my head.”

Shakia said it has been a long healing journey after three of her children were shot. Her youngest, Thomas, was shot 12 times. A remarkable recovery for this entire family that’s been through so much.

“I actually feel good about it and the only reason I feel good about it is that we can finally be at peace,” said Waltisha, Sherell.

For the family of five, knowing there was an arrest for this case gave them a sense of hope and for the two beloved sons and brothers, they lost.

“She kept me updated and let me know I’m never going to let this go cold,” said Shakia. “I feel like I owe that to y’all. She was like y’all’s case is my top priority and I’m going to make sure and she did just that.”

The family said their faith has been a huge factor in navigating through the tragedy they’ve been through.