Teen wanted in connection to shooting outside Pearl Cohn High School


The Metro Nashville Police Department is looking for a 14-year-old boy in connection to a shooting outside a Nashville high school last week.

Police are looking for 14-year-old Rico Ransom in connection to the shooting of a 17-year-old acquaintance on Friday.

The Nashville Fire Department said 17-year-old Demario Crowder was shot multiple times last week outside the high school. He was taken to the the pediatric unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition.

Metro Nashville Police said the Crowder was a former Pearl Cohn student but now attends an alternative school. MNPS previously identified the teen shot as a student.

Police said after Crowder was shot, he appeared to run toward a cream-colored Chrysler 300 with black rims. The driver fled the scene, and the car has not been recovered.

Officers think Crowder was running toward the car for help as it was left running, unattended and unlocked. The car was stolen on Friday morning from a home on Mayflower Lane, but police do not think it is the suspect vehicle.

The MNPD said there is a juvenile court arrest order issued for Ransom. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 615-742-7463 or 615-862-8600.

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