NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Three suspects were arrested after a shooting and apparent attempted robbery at a South Nashville apartment complex Wednesday night.

Metro Police responded to the Maple Creek Apartments on the 2700 block of Glenrose Avenue around 11:20 p.m. and found a white Nissan Frontier truck with significant front end damage abandoned near the entrance.

Metro officers soon found a gunshot victim near an apartment in Building B. The victim said he arrived home and parked and the truck pulled up behind him, blocking his car. He said three Hispanic men exited the truck and one pointed a handgun at him and were yelling at him.

The victim told police he charged the suspect and they fought over the gun until it went off and stuck him in the hand. The shot also apparently struck the suspect in the finger. The victim was taken to Southern Hills Medical Center for treatment. 

All three suspects jumped into the truck and fled the scene, striking two cars in the process and disabling the truck at the entrance to the apartments. Police found the suspect vehicle, a white 2006 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck, abandoned nearby.

The suspects fled on foot and were located on railroad tracks nearby on Old Glenrose Avenue and Dodge Drive and taken into custody. They have been identified as Gerardo Perez, 18, Kevin Landaverde, 16, and a 14-year-old male whose name is being withheld. 

A stolen black handgun with a red laser sight was recovered from Perez. The gun had been stolen from an apartment on Whispering Hills Drive during a burglary on Nov. 19. Perez was taken by the Nashville Fire Department to Nashville General Hospital to be treated for injuries during the shooting.

Police took Perez back into custody once he was released from the hospital and charged him with attempted aggravated robbery, vehicle theft, theft of a firearm and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held in lieu of a $104,500 bond. 

At the time of Perez's arrest, he was wearing an ankle monitor under the supervision of the Department of Children's Services after pleading guilty on Oct. 2018 to two carjackings. 

Landaverde was charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated robbery for two separate hold-ups in apartment complex parking lots. One incident happened at an apartment on Humber Drive on Nov. 23 and the other happened on Nov. 25 on Winthorne Drive. 

Police continue to investigate whether Perez and Landaverde were involved in additional robberies in South Nashville. 

The 14-year-old suspect has been charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated assault for his involvement in Wednesday night's attempted robbery. 

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