NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have arrested the suspect they said shot and killed 18-year-old Kenny Hatcher.
Warrants were issued for the arrest of 23-year-old Mohamed Almahmmody and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Tristen Bowen Friday.
Late Friday night, Metro police said Almahmmody was taken into custody after fleeing from a motel in South Nashville and broadsiding a garbage truck on Antioch Pike.
Murder suspect Mohamed Almahmmody arrested tonite by Gang Unit detectives after crashing into a garbage truck on Antioch Pike.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 15, 2015
Authorities had learned the suspect was at the M-Star Motel on Metroplex Drive. He was found in the parking lot before he sped away, eventually crashing into the garbage truck on Antioch Pike.
Officials said he was capture as he tried to escape through the window of his vehicle.
Almahmmody sustained non-critical injuries in the crash. He was treated and released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Upon his release, he was booked in Metro Jail.
Police said Bowen was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and was expected to be arrested upon her release.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said Hatcher was hanging out with a group of men near a home on Vine Hill Road around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a black Infinity drove up.
Bowen was allegedly the driver, with Almahmmody in the passenger seat. Witnesses said Almahmmody opened fire on the group, hitting Hatcher. At least three other people were with Hatcher but were not injured.
The teen was found on the back porch with critical wounds when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Hatcher was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
It was not clear why shots were fired on the group.
Officials said they were able to recover the Infiniti. They were then able to identify Almahmmody and Bowen.
Almahmmody was charged with murder. He was also facing three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one charge of evading arrest, and two charges of probation violation. Bowen was facing three charges of aggravated assault.