2 Officers Injured When Police Chase Ends In Crash

Posted: 4:52 PM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 03:24:40Z
2 Officers Injured When Police Chase Ends In Crash

Two Metro Police officers were injured and two teens were arrested in a police chase that led to a crash at the intersection of 4th and Shelby Avenue in downtown Nashville.

Prior to the incident officers tracked down the suspects believed to be responsible for taking a woman’s car at gunpoint this afternoon outside an apartment complex at 3417 Lebanon Pike.

The vehicle was tracked down by officers. They arrested the driver, 17-year-old Jason Johns Jr., but 16-year-old Antonio Lewis Jr. and a female got away in a black Toyota Camry that had also been taken at gunpoint Sunday night outside an apartment complex at 380 Harding Place.  

Police chased the vehicle until Lewis and the woman bailed from the vehicle near South 4th Street and Shelby Avenue. Lewis was captured after a brief foot pursuit, but the woman got away.

While officers chased them on foot, Officer Trevin Tolbert was involved in a crash.

Officer Tolbert activated his emergency equipment and was slowly driving into the intersection of South 4th Street and Shelby Avenue when a civilian driver accidentally struck the police car.  

Officer Tolbert and his partner/front seat passenger, Officer Brenda Navarro, were transported to Skyline Medical Center where they were both treated and released.     

A portion of the intersection was blocked and the I-24 entrance ramp was closed Monday evening while officers investigated the incident.