Teenager accused of violent crime arrested again

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A teenager accused of robbing a pizza delivery person in November was arrested again on Wednesday after police found him with a gun at a public housing complex where he did not live.

Tyrese Fowler, 16, is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and criminal trespass.

Fowler was arrested in November 2018 after Metro police say he pointed a gun a pizza deliveryman, demanded “everything” and took off with pizzas, the victim’s cell phone and money. 

At the time, he was charged with aggravated robbery and unlawful gun possession. Police say Fowler admitted to the robbery.

Days before this crime happened, Metro police say several shots were fired into an apartment at the John Henry Hale Apartments. 

Officers say, the day after that shooting, Fowler was picked up at an MTA bus station following a fight. Police say Fowler had a gun on him when he was questioned. The MNPD Crime Lab analyzed bullets from that gun, and officers say they matched the casings found outside the apartment where shots were fired. 

Police filed a warrant for that shooting in February, but Fowler was not arrested and booked on that charge until early Thursday morning. 

Fowler was stopped late Wednesday night in the Edgehill Housing area by a Metro officer who asked if he lived nearby. According to an affidavit, Fowler was asked to write his name on a notepad belonging to the officer but spelled his name wrong. 

The police officer detained Fowler and, during a pat down, reported finding a loaded handgun in Fowler’s pant leg and bullets in his pocket. 

The officer was able to find Fowler in a state database after finding the correct spelling of his name, according to the affidavit, and saw that he had an outstanding warrant. 

According to an arrest affidavit, the officer handcuffed Fowler, but he refused to get in the patrol car, started shooting and saying “shot me, shot me, get your hands off me.” Metro police say once in the police car, he started banging his head and kicking the door.

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