NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three teens are in custody after they allegedly robbed a Ft. Campbell soldier in Downtown Nashville, according to Metro police.
According to police, the victim reported that a dark-colored car stopped near him around 3:45 a.m. as he was walking at 1st Avenue North and Union Street. Four people, three armed with pistols, one armed with a shotgun, confronted him. The victim reached for his pistol but was told he would be killed if he did not put his hands up. He was robbed of his pistol, wallet, and phone.
Police said they responded quickly and the getaway car refused to stop. They led officers on a 25-minute pursuit on the interstate system before exiting at Old Hickory Boulevard before getting back on I-40. The pursuit was terminated due to it being too dangerous.
Investigators say the suspects crashed their car on I-40 and fled on foot near the Davidson/Wilson County line. Authorities located three suspects.
Officials said 18-year-old Kamdyn Cates, 18-year-old Diego Solis, and 15-year-old Equandrice Deans were all charged in the robbery.
Police are working to confirm one, possibly two other suspects who fled from the car.