Murder suspect arrested after stealing vehicle in police chase

Antwan Churchwell faces multiple charges
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Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 16:41:24-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Following a chase involving an alleged carjacking and kidnapping, police have arrested the man charged with the murder of 24-year-old Mayte Aguirre.

MNPD says they received a tip that suspect Antwan Churchwell, 28, was at an apartment on North Natchez Court Saturday night. They reported seeing him outside around 9:30, armed with a pistol. Officers went into the building, and Churchwell ran off.

Churhcwell made it to a market on Nolensville Pike, where he allegedly stole and drove off in a man's car. The man's 16-year-old daughter and 31-year-old female cousin were inside the vehicle and later told officers Chruchwell pointed a gun at them and ordered them not to use their phones.

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Antwan Churchwell

MNPD followed Churchwell. They say he sped into oncoming traffic and the wrong direction on a one-way street. He crashed into a brick wall at Trimble and Chestnut Street, then ran off.

An MNPD canine team captured Churchwell shortly after.

The two females inside the car were not injured.

MNPD had a warrant out for Churchwell for shooting and killing Mayte Aguirre on February 1 inside a car on Glenrose Avenue.

Churchwell now faces multiple charges, including criminal homicide, carjacking, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, child endangerment, felony invading arrest and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon.