2 Teens Arrested After 5 Armed Hold-Ups, Shooting

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 16:31:33-04

Following five armed hold-ups in one night in Nashville, one involving a shooting, two teenagers were taken into custody.

Authorities confirmed 19-year-old Jannette Esquivel and 17-year-old Aaron Trejo were charged in the crimes. 

Officials said they responded to the shooting in the 3200 block of Cloudfalls Trace just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

The crime, a robbery turned shooting, had left one man critically injured. He told police he struggled with two young male suspects armed with handguns.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was last listed in stable condition.

According to witnesses, the suspects fled from the scene in a black Chevrolet Equinox.

Authorities tried to stop the SUV a short time later near the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Couchville Pike. The driver speed away.

Later, officials with the La Vergne Police Department stopped the vehicle, arresting the driver, Esquivel, and her passenger, Trejo.

It’s believed there was a third suspect, a young man in his teens, who fled on foot and remained at-large as of Sunday afternoon.

Police confirmed they recovered two handguns.

During an interview, Esquivel admitted to her involvement and detailed the other four hold-ups that took place before the shooting on Cloudfalls Trace.

The first happened at 7:45 p.m. Saturday and involved robbing two victims who were sitting on a porch on Waikiki Boulevard.

At 8 p.m. they allegedly robbed one victim who was sitting in his vehicle on Piccadilly Row, and at 8:45 p.m. three victims were robbed in the 2700 block of Murfreesboro Pike.

The fourth happened around 8:50 p.m. when one victim was robbed outside his home on Terrapin Trail.

According to reports, Esquivel, of Smyrna, was charged with seven counts of aggravated robbery and one count of especially aggravated robbery. She was being held in lieu of a $480,000 bond.

Trejo reportedly refused to be interviewed by detectives. He has been charged in Juvenile Court with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of especially aggravated robbery.