Police hunt for man wanted for attempted murder in Dickson County


A manhunt continues in Dickson County for a 19-year-old suspect who is wanted for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault after a shooting at a Dollar Store Monday. 

The shooting, allegedly involving Sean Caldwell, happened at the store on Highway 70 West in Tennessee City. Witnesses said the gunman then got into a white sedan and headed east on Highway 70. 

An officer attempted to stop the car and when the driver did not stop, the officer started a chase down Highway 46 and onto Interstate 40 East, according to a release. 

At one point, the vehicle stopped near Interstate 840 and a passenger jumped out of the car.  

The vehicle continued on I-40 where it was eventually stopped by spike strips deployed by Kingston Springs Police near the Dickson-Cheatham county line.  

The car ran off the road a short distance away and three occupants were taken into custody. 

They were identified by the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office as Damario Davis, 20, Derrick Watkins, 20, and Tiara Young, 21. All were charged with facilitation of aggravated robbery and booked into the Dickson County jail. 

Caldwell, though, remains at large. 

News 2 spoke with Watkins from behind bars on Tuesday. He told News 2 the shooting was a “drug deal gone bad.”

Police though have not released a motive for the shooting. The shooting victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and was last listed in serious condition. 

Police and the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to lock their doors and not to approach Caldwell if they see him. 

The sheriff is also asking anyone with security cameras to check their footage over the last 24 hours. 

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