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Three Nashville teens charged in Kentucky for armed carjacking, beating on 12th South

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(UPDATE: May 25) -- The 16-year-old teenager involved in an armed carjacking has now been charged with aggravated robbery in a Nashville Juvenile Court.

Metro Police report he was involved in the carjacking on 12th Avenue South.

He will be returned to Nashville from Kentucky in the near future.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Two Nashville teenagers are accused of carjacking a 51-year-old restaurant worker who was sitting inside their car taking a break.

The victim reported that four young men surrounded the vehicle, threatened them with a pistol and punched them while pulling them out of the car. The victim also stated the suspect that had the pistol demanded the keys to the vehicle.

The suspects then got into the vehicle and drove off. The car was seen driving recklessly on I-24 near the Davidson-Robertson County line where the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) saw the stolen vehicle with three persons inside.

The THP trooper then began a pursuit that traveled into Kentucky from Montgomery County. The teens were involved in a non-injury crash in Kentucky where they were all taken into custody.

Metro Police detectives determined that at least two of the three teenagers, 15 and 17, were involved in the original carjacking. The 51-year-old was attacked on 12th Avenue South Tuesday around 2 p.m.

The teens have been arrested on aggravated robbery charges charged with offenses in Kentucky in relation to the pursuit. They will be returned to Nashville in the near future.

The third person in the vehicle, a 16-year-old, remains under investigation.

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