NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has been charged with shooting his landlord and his landlord’s friend during a dispute at a home in Bordeaux, then leading Metro police on a pursuit into East Nashville while driving a U-Haul.
Officers responded to that shooting around 5 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Ashland City Highway near Clintondale Drive.
According to police, 27-year-old Albert Lewis, Jr. shot the two men in the legs during “a beef between neighbors.” Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Police said Lewis fled the scene in a U-Haul and was pursued by Metro officers into East Nashville, where he “ran multiple stop signs, red lights and passed vehicles in an unsafe manner.” That pursuit ended when officers deployed spike strips, flattening the tires on the U-Haul.
According to an arrest affidavit, Lewis ditched the U-Haul while it was still in drive and ran from officers, attempting to jump a wooden residential fence, but failing to do so. Police were then able to take Lewis into custody.
Court records show Lewis is charged with reckless endangerment with a vehicle, vandalism and evading arrest. Police said he would also be charged with two counts of aggravated assault for the shooting.
Lewis was booked into the Metro jail just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. His bond was set at $20,000.