Two Taken Into Custody When Shots Fired, Cars Crash Into Building
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two men were taken into custody when they crashed their cars into a building after one of them opened fire on the other while racing in their vehicles.
Police said witnesses heard shots at 1:30 p.m. as the two cars were racing down Whites Creek Pike. Witnesses said a Dodge Charger and a Pontiac G6 were bumping each other until both cars struck Precision Plumbing on Old Hickory Boulevard.
Both drivers fled the scene after the crash.
The driver of the Pontiac, identified as 24-year-old Davon Hicks, was interviewed and released.
The driver of the Charger, 30-year-old Charles Cartmell IV, was arrested after he took off on foot. Police said after running from the crash, witnesses saw Cartmell hid more than a pound of marijuana in a culvert nearby. He also had a handgun in his pocket, and another was recovered nearby.
Cartmell was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of the accident. He faces felony drug and weapons upon his release.
No one was struck by gunfire.
Two employees inside the building, Julia Tuttle, 38, and Danielle Krantz, 26, were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The motive for the incident remains under investigation.