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Suspect in Nashville shooting that injured teen now faces federal gun charges

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 09:09:12-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect accused in a drive-by shooting that injured a teenager in Nashville now faces federal gun charges.

Metro police say 21-year-old Gievanne Ashley is accused of shooting a 17-year-old on Westchester Drive last Friday. He’s now charged federally with two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say the victim was struck in the leg by a rifle round and is recovering. Witnesses at the scene identified Ashley, who had been wanted on a probation warrant at the time, as the suspect.

SWAT officers arrested him this week at a house on Herman Street. Police say they found a loaded .40 caliber pistol under the cushion of a chair in the living room.

Investigators say they later got a warrant to search an apartment on Alameda Street and recovered several other guns and rounds of ammunition.

According to police, Ashley has two prior felony convictions in Davidson County. If convicted of the federal offenses, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.