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Tennessee teen at center of AMBER Alert now charged in murder of Nashville man

Metro PD photo shows Trinity Quinn on her way to be booked on charges stemming from Exxon murder.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Metro Nashville Police say a Dayton, Tennessee teen at the center of an AMBER Alert has now been charged in the murder of a Nashville gas station clerk.

Metro Nashville Police say after interviewing both Daniel Clark and Trinity Quinn, both will be charged with criminal homicide, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted auto theft.

PREVIOUSLY: Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron says as officers were investigating the fatal shooting of 58-year-old Exxon clerk John Daniel Stevens, an officer saw the endangered child alert for Trinity Quinn and immediately realized the suspects on the store's video matched that of Quinn and David Clark.

Investigators say on the store's video, Quinn can be seen shopping for items while Daniel Clark stood at the counter. Aaron says Clark was at first holding the gun "low" and fired a shot. Clark then held the gun at Stevens' head, at which time Stevens tried to push the gun away from his head. Clark then "stepped back" and fired another shot at the clerk.

Aaron says multiple shots were fired at Stevens, killing him.

During the shooting, Aaron says Quinn at no time seemed to be in fear for her life and she had the opportunity to flee but did not do so. Both Quinn and Clark are being considered suspects in Stevens' murder.

Both Quinn and Clark will be interviewed and questioned at the Metro Police West Precinct.

Police say a dump truck driver spotted Quinn on the side of Old Hickory Boulevard and called police. Officers responded and took both Quinn and Clark into custody. A backpack was also found at the scene which contained a handgun inside, possibly the weapon used in Stevens' murder.

Dayton Police say Clark has been a longtime friend of the family and there is reason to believe he and Quinn were "romantic." Clark also has family in Kentucky, which is why Dayton Police were investigating leads there.


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