Person of interest arrested in Mt. Juliet shooting


MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police in Mt. Juliet have arrested a person of interest regarding a shooting that happened Wednesday night.

Police say the shooting happened just at around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at a strip mall in the 2000 block of N. Mt. Juliet Road. A detective happened to be in the parking lot and heard some kind of argument going on, followed by one gunshot. The gunman reportedly shot a 17-year-old boy from Nashville. Police say the gunman and victim had planned on meeting each other in the parking lot for unknown reasons.

The suspected gunman, a juvenile, was described as a skinny man wearing a blue hoodie.

Police searched a home at Hickory Station Townhomes and Hickory Station residents were asked to shelter in place. The suspected shooter was found at one of the homes.

Previously, residents in the area of Division Street near Mt. Juliet Road, Hickory Station, Brookstone, Julie Drive and Jackson Trail were told to shelter in place, according to police.

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