Balloon leads to shooting in Clarksville, 2 suspects in custody - WKRN News 2

Balloon leads to shooting in Clarksville, 2 suspects in custody

Posted: Updated: Sep 26, 2012 6:14 AM CDT
James Bagwell, 22, surrendered to police Tuesday night. James Bagwell, 22, surrendered to police Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

An apparent argument over a balloon ended in gunfire Monday evening in Clarksville.

Police said a two-year-old took a balloon from a home for sale on Barkwood Drive and a confrontation between neighbors ensued.

As the argument escalated, a man and a woman retreated in a Chrysler 300 sedan.

Shortly after, a Ford Thunderbird with five males inside arrived and tried to block the Chrysler's path.

As the men exited the Thunderbird, one of them displayed a handgun and started shooting at the victims.

The driver of the Chrysler reversed in an attempt to escape, but got stuck on a culvert. Several rounds were shot into the door and hood of the car.

The suspects reentered their vehicle and continued to shoot at the Chrysler as they fled the scene.

One of the suspects, 22-year-old James Bagwell, turned himself in to the Montgomery County jail Tuesday night.  He was booked on one count of attempted criminal homicide and his bond was set at $500,000.

Police also arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with the shooting.

He is charged with criminal responsibility for solicitation of a felony and is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

The investigation to identify and arrest the remaining suspects is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Clarksville Police Department's tips line at 931-645-8477.

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