3 Charged In Nashville Teen's Fatal Shooting

Detectives Charge Suspect's Mother As An Accessory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department made a third arrest in the murder of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed in the Bellshire area of Nashville. 

Authorities said Madison Precinct detectives charged 42-year-old Ykela Williams with being an accessory after the fact.

They said officers were called to the area of Westchester Drive and Tuckahoe Square West at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

According to an affidavit, the victim -- identified as 16-year-old Laquan Link -- approached a vehicle and was struck when at least two shots were fired. 

Officials said 18-year-old Oshae Stewart and 15-year-old Treyvon Palmer were alleged to have been in the vehicle when shots were fired at Link before the vehicle drove away. 

Link was taken to TriStar Skyline Hospital, where he died of his injuries. 

They said Stewart and Palmer surrendered separately to Madison Precinct detectives Friday and have now been facing criminal homicide charges.

Officials said Williams, Stewart's mother, allegedly helped hide his 1996 Infiniti sedan on Nesbitt Lane after the fatal shooting.

They said detectives recovered the vehicle, which they strongly believed to have been involved, on Friday evening. 

Williams was being held on $10,000 bond.

Her son, Stewart, was jailed in lieu of a $125,000 bond. Palmer was being held at juvenile detention. Officials said Williams, Stewart, and Palmer have refused to answer questions from detectives.

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