15-Year-Old Stabbed 3 Times During Drug Deal

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 08:54:07-04

A 15-year-old was taken to an area hospital after being stabbed several times during a drug deal, police say. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the victim was found along Barnes Cove Court with three stab wounds to his back.

The incident was first investigated as a robbery.

The teen allegedly met the suspects in the Nippers Corner area near Old Hickory Boulevard to buy drugs.

At some point, two men assaulted him and fled in a black Range Rover.

It wasn’t until after the attack that the teen realized he’d been stabbed. He called 911 and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

His injuries were said to be non-life threatening. 

Police said one of the suspects is another teen who knew the victim.