Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said they’re searching for the man believed to be responsible for stealing a Corvette and shooting the car’s owner.
The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Monday when the suspect stole a 1994 Corvette from a market on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard.
The keys were allegedly left inside the car, and the suspect drove away. The owner of the car, identified as 45-year-old Maurice Walker, came outside and was offered a ride by a citizen to go after the suspect.
Reports stated when the car was stopped in traffic on the Rosa L. Parks Boulevard bridge over Interstate 65, Walker confronted the suspect. That’s when the suspect allegedly shot Walker in the leg and fired shots at the people who gave Walker a ride.
Minutes later, the Corvette was found on fire at the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Jenkins Street.
That suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Marvin D. Summers, Jr. He has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of auto theft.
Officials said Summers was arrested on Tuesday evening when he was found in a stolen 2007 Pontiac G6. That vehicle crashed after officers spotted it, and Summers, as well as two 14-year-old juveniles, ran from the car.
Summers was taken into custody after trying to hide under a porch on Pecan Street.
Authorities said Summers was facing charges of auto theft and evading arrest in that case. His bond was set at $40,000, and after a court appearance on Thursday in which he pled guilty to a misdemeanor, Summers was placed on probation and released from jail.
Officials have now been trying to locate him to bring him back into custody. Anyone with information on Summers’ whereabouts has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.