Suspect arrested after teen shot, left on side of I-24 following carjacking in Murfreesboro


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Murfreesboro Police said a suspect has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a teenager, found in the middle of Interstate 24 early Monday morning.

Police said the 18-year-old was carjacked on Amber Glen Drive around midnight. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Hallmon allegedly kidnapped and shot the teen before leaving him on the highway.

Troopers with Tennessee Highway Patrol found the victim on the side of I-24 near the I-840 interchange with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital where he was reportedly stable, according to Murfreesboro Police.

Police said the teen’s stolen white Ford 1-50 truck was then found crashed in Davidson County. Smyrna Police stopped Hallmon for speeding when he then ran from police.

Hallmon was later discovered barricaded inside a Thorton’s gas station bathroom on Bell Road in Antioch and taken into custody, according to Murfreesboro police.

Hallmon was charged with first degree attempted murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery, among other charges. Hallmon will remain behind bars on a $465,000 bond until a scheduled hearing on Aug. 24 in Rutherford County.

Anyone with information on this case is being asked to contact Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615 or email

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