Teen charged in West Nashville shooting

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Posted at 9:41 AM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 11:26:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police have identified a suspect from Friday afternoon's fatal shooting in West Nashville.

15-year-old Lavell Newsome has been charged with the criminal homicide in the death of 17-year-old Dominique Pirtle.

Lavell Newsome

Metro Nashville Police responded to the scene yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Elizabeth Jordan Street and Indiana Avenue in West Nashville.

Officers from the Homicide and TITANS Unit worked together in the investigation that led to Newsome surrendering on Saturday.

Police report that Pirtle and Newsome arrived at the intersection of Elizabeth Jordan Street and Indiana Avenue in the same car. Pirtle exited the vehicle to assist friends at the intersection who had a flat tire.

Officers obtained surveillance footage that shows Newsome shoot Pirtle several times. The 17-year-old died following the incident at a hospital.

Newsome ran to a home on Indiana Avenue and changed his clothes. Police believe that Newsome called his mother, who drove him away from the area.

The pistol Newsome is believed to have used during the shooting was recovered from a bedroom at the Indiana Avenue home.

MNPD put out an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Sharon Newsome for being an accessory.

Sharon Newsome

Sharon Newsome turned herself in to the police on May 9. She was let out on a $1,500.