Teen Shot In Eye With Paintball Gun; 4 Arrested

Posted at 11:58 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 12:58:31-04

Four young adults have been charged after a 16-year-old was injured in the eye when she was shot with a paintball gun.

Reports stated a group was walking on Gallatin Pike near Greenfield Avenue Tuesday night when someone allegedly fired a paintball gun from a white Dodge Charger toward the group.

The 16-year-old girl was hit. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a significant eye injury where she was treated and released.

A short time after the paintball shooting, around 9:40 p.m., officials stopped the Charger on Gallatin Pike and found the driver, 19-year-old Danielle Cloyd, inside the vehicle, along with three passengers, identified as 18-year-old Jatavious Fifer, 20-year-old Joseph Fifer, and 19-year-old Breiana Johnson.

A paintball gun was recovered from Jatavious Fifer, and his brother, Joseph, admitted it was his gun.

All four denied shooting the paintball gun. They were all charged with aggravated assault in the shooting.

The were being held in jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond each.