Teen charged in deadly shooting on I-24 in Nashville

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 21:22:46-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers charged a 16-year-old in the deaths of a 12 and 14-year-old in Nashville.

Tristan Williams was charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide for the November 24 shootings of three juveniles inside a stolen pickup truck on I-24 east near downtown.

The driver, Abdiwahab Adan, 12, and a back seat passenger Donquez Abernathy, 14 were killed in the incident. A 14-year-old girl, the front seat passenger, was wounded.

Williams, the passenger side rear passenger, also received a serious gunshot wound to his leg. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Williams is being held at juvenile detention.

Police say the vehicle was stolen days earlier from Cain Harbor Drive. The keys had been left inside it.