NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Police say an 18-year-old woman was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in west Nashville on Wednesday night.
Investigators have arrested 17-year-old Osmar Miranda Porras and charged him with criminal homicide in the death of Daniela Medina. Police identified Medina through her fingerprints.
Porras formerly lived at the Rolling Hills Apartments but had been banned from the property. Investigators said Porras and Medina had previously dated.
Investigators said Porras called 911 after the shooting and waited for police to arrive. However, police said he was not truthful with detectives and only acknowledged certain facts after being confronted with information taken from parking lot surveillance cameras. Detectives believe Porras, at minimum, handled the murder weapon and hid it after Medina was shot. The gun was recovered.
Investigators and EMS responded to the shooting at Rolling Hills Apartments on Premier Drive just after 9 p.m. Initially, investigators reported a passerby found Medina inside a car in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to her upper torso.
Medina died on her way to the hospital. Porras is being held in juvenile detention.
"My heart is saddened," said Bishop Marcus Campbell of The Church at Mt. Carmel. "It's just tragic coming into this new year, picking up where we left off in 2018. We need to figure out a way how to keep guns out of the hands of our youth."
Campbell said he's part of that fight. The church is doing character building mentorship programs for young people including Gentlemen Not Gangsters and Growing in Faith Together. Campbell said he wants his church to be a refuge for young people.
"It's poverty, it's mental health, it's parenting, it's environment, it's bullying," he said. "Every time you look up, there's always a killing. I want to be part of the solution."
Weighting Comforts, where Medina worked, has set up a GoFundMe account to help with the family's funeral costs. You can access the fundraiser here.