Two Nashville teens were arrested and booked into juvenile detention on Tuesday evening after pulling a loaded gun on an officer, officials say.
According to Metro Police, East Precinct Officer Christopher Davis noticed the 15-year-old and 17-year-old juveniles around 11:30 p.m. in a car with Florida tags parked at Z-Mart on Dickerson Road.
The officer checked the license plate and discovered the vehicle had been stolen in a carjacking on Elm Hill Pike earlier this month.
When the officer approached the 15-year-old juvenile outside the vehicle in an attempt to take him into custody, the teenager reached for a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his waistband.
A struggle ensued and Officer Davis was able to take the gun from the teen, who then ran off.
When Davis took the 17-year-old in the front passenger seat into custody, the officer found another loaded gun, this one a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, between the seat and front passenger door. The gun was reported stolen by a Kentucky arms dealer.
Officer Michael Wolterbeek engaged in a foot pursuit with the 15-year-old, arresting him near Riverchase Apartments.
According to police, while being transported to juvenile detention, the 15-year-old teen told one of the officers, "I empty my Glock when I see you on my block.”
When officers asked him to clarify, he said, “I’m going to empty my Glock into your car and (other officer’s name) car and kill your families.”
The 15-year-old teen was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, unlawful gun possession and violating the juvenile curfew ordinance.
The 17-year-old teen was charged with vehicle theft, misdemeanor and felony marijuana possession, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and violating juvenile curfew.
Both teens are now under investigation for a number of serious crimes in the Nashville area, and officials say other charges are expected.
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