NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The suspect accused of shooting and critically injuring a 19-year-old at Opry Mills mall last week has turned himself in to police.
Metro police said in a tweet Tuesday morning that 19-year-old Juwan Gaines is in custody after his family surrendered him at the Hermitage police precinct.
BREAKING: Juwan Gaines is in custody. His family surrendered him at the Hermitage Precinct just now. https://t.co/CDBwEDsX3n— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) October 6, 2020
He’s facing charges of attempted murder, felony reckless endangerment and using a gun in the commission of a dangerous felony.
The shooting happened back on Sept. 30 about 100 yards from the food court outside the Tillys and T-Mobile stores.
Officials said it was a targeted shooting between two groups of people -- a group of three and a group of five -- both of whom had armed individuals.
Surveillance video showed the two groups, walking toward each other. Before either group interacted with one another, a man in a group of three pulled a gun from his waistband and fired three shots toward the others, MNPD Spokesman Don Aaron said during a news conference on the night of the shooting.