Metro police arrest teen accused of shooting Uber driver during attempted carjacking

Posted at 1:47 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 13:50:28-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police Department announced late Tuesday that a teenager accused of shooting an Uber driver during an attempted carjacking has been arrested after spending nearly a week on the run.

David Mays, 16, is accused of shooting the driver at the Exxon on Shelby Avenue on March 13th.

According to police, Mays was arrested by MNPD's Juvenile Crime Task Force at the Cedars at Elm Hill Apartments late Wednesday. The complex is off of Elm Hill Pike in Donelson. Metro Police said Mays tried to hide inside an apartment but they were able to take him into custody.

The rideshare driver, Brian Redden, 38, stopped to get gas when a 2010 Acura MDX SUV pulled up alongside him. Investigators said Mays jumped out of the SUV and told Redden to give him the keys to the vehicle. The driver refused and that's when police said the Mays opened the car door and shot Redden once in the abdomen.

Redden survived. In an interview days after the crime, Redden to NewsChannel 5's Nick Beres, "Something like this happens to you, there's two things you can do -- go into a hole and hide or you can be out and I chose not to live in fear."