Police identify teen killed in McGavock High School parking lot


Metro police say a teenager was killed in a shooting in front of a high school in Donelson Sunday night.

Police responded to the call just after 9 p.m. at McGavock High School. 

Detectives said that a meeting between people in two vehicles led to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brandon J. Adams. 

According to a release, Adams and a relative went to the school in a Honda Civic to meet with other people. Adams and the relative arrived first and the other car pulled up beside them. 

Police said an occupant in the other car got into the back of the Honda that Adams was driving. A second person in the other car got out and threatened Adams and his relative with a gun. 

Adams sped off and the gunman began shooting, according to a release. Adams was shot several times and crashed near McGavock Pike. He was transported to Skyline Medical Center where he died. The relative was treated for a graze wound. 

Police said they have impounded the Honda Adams was driving and it is being forensically processed. 

Officers believe the person in the back of the car fled just before or after the crash. The suspects were described as two young black men who wore hoodies and sweatpants. 

Adams graduated this year from the LEAD Academy, a college prep school. The Academy posted a Facebook message to the family, saying “Our hearts are with you all during this most difficult time. Rest in peace, Brandon. We love you. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463

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