Suspect armed with rifle in custody after shooting in Antioch, police say
Officers used a bullhorn to call for the suspect to surrender Wednesday afternoon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A suspect who was armed with a rifle in Antioch and surrendered to officers on Wednesday afternoon after a shooting had allegedly stolen a duffle bag full of guns hours earlier.
Police were called to Tusculum Court and Old Tusculum Road where they spoke to the victim. The victim said she picked up the suspect, Arom Kahar, and brought him to a McDonald’s in Sumner County where he allegedly caused a disturbance, according to an arrest report.
The victim and Kahar then drove to Tusculum Court and Old Tusculum Road where he told her he had just stolen a duffle bag full of guns. Kahar allegedly began waiving one of the weapons in his hand and at one point pointed a gun at her.
Police said a two-door Honda Accord was fired upon multiple times near the intersection of Tusculum Court and Old Tusculum Road at about 10:30 a.m.
Investigators with MNPD later determined that Kahar allegedly fired shots after getting into a fight with a woman over luggage, which led to them wrestling over a pistol.
The woman managed to get the gun from him, then officers say he went to a trunk and retrieved a rifle and fired at least three shots.
Following the shooting, Kahar ran away to a nearby home and barricaded himself inside for nearly three hours.
Multiple units, including negotiators, responded to the scene.
As officers worked to try and get Kahar to come out neighbors started to gather as they awaited for the situation to get resolved.
“This is insane,” Christian Lee said. “I never thought there would be a shooting so close to a school or like in this area.”
Lee has lived in the area just over a year and says gunshots are nothing new but did admit this latest incident has left him feeling concerned.
“I wanna live in a safe place. I don’t want to witness this or be like apart of this so we gotta do something.” Lee said.
Eventually, after negotiators called for Kahar to come out, he surrendered.
Kahar surrendered and could be heard confessing to officers about what happened.
“She had a pistol hanging right down my leg. You know what I did? I grabbed the pistol, yeah, I grabbed the pistol. I said you’re not getting this back. You’re not getting this back until the police get here,” he said.
Metro Police says Kahar is expected to face multiple charges which include reckless endangerment. They are also trying to determine if he is connected to a recent robbery.
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