2 arrested, 1 wanted in Nashville birthday party murder

Two were arrested after an apparent robbery attempt in the early Sunday morning.
Two teenagers were shot during an apparent robbery attempt in the early morning hours on Sunday.
Published: Jan. 8, 2023 at 9:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2023 at 9:54 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Two people have been arrested and another is sought in connection to a shooting on Sunday morning at a Nashville short-term rental property.

Police said the shooting happened at about 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Douglas Avenue, where an 18-year-old was killed, and a 17-year-old was critically injured while attending a birthday party.

Andre Johnson, 19, was arrested on Sunday night at a home on Creekwood Drive, police said. Johnson was booked without bond on charges of homicide, attempted homicide, and three counts of aggravated robbery.

A second suspect, 17-year-old Quandre Beasley, was shot during the incident and is under guard while being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Beasley and Johnson are accused of killing Taurus Oglesby and critically wounding Reginald Howard.

According to an arrest affidavit, Oglesby was found lying on the ground outside the door of the rental property with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Howard was found inside the home with gunshot wounds to his back, stomach and neck. He was taken to Vanderbilt for treatment.

Shortly after the shooting at the party on Douglas Avenue, Beasley, who had been driving his mom’s car, got out and approached an officer on James Robertson Parkway with wounds to his jaw and neck.

Beasley was also charged with homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated robbery. Officials said he will be booked after he is discharged from the hospital.

According to police, detectives are trying to understand why Beasley was even on the streets.

Police said he’s been involved in several violent crimes, including aggravated robbery, in the past.

A third suspect accused in the birthday party shooting has been identified as 24-year-old Keesean Campbell. Police said Campbell is not in custody as of this writing and officials are still looking for him.

Anyone who has seen Campbell or knows his whereabouts as well as any additional information about the shooting is asked to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.