One Injured In Shooting Near Austin Peay University
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Police said one person was injured in a shooting near Austin Peay State University Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they were called to Gateway Medical Center after a 32-year-old gunshot victim was brought in by personal vehicle. During their investigation, they learned the shooting likely stemmed from a conflict between acquaintances that had been simmering for a few days.
Police said 35-year-old Derrick Williams was driving a 1993 Toyota Corolla in the area of Kellogg and Farris Street around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the victim as his passenger. At some point, there was an encounter between Williams and 21-year-old Kantrell Head, who was walking in the area.
Shots were fired, and the 32-year-old victim was struck twice-- once in the head and once in the leg. He was taken to by Williams to Gateway Medical Center and later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The unidentified victim was said to be in stable condition.
Police recovered shell casings in the area where the shooting occurred, and later located Head, who was brought in for questioning.
While investigating the scene officers found bullet holes at the Sexton Building on campus. They also seized the Toyota to process it for evidence.
Head was charged with theft and for being in possession of a stolen firearm. His bond was set at $1,000.
The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477.