Three arrested on charges of shooting at truck near Metro police precinct, nearly hitting officers

Posted at 5:45 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 21:20:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Police say three men were arrested after shots were fired at a Metro police precinct – nearly hitting officers who were standing outside.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at the North Precinct. Metro Police say 23-year-old Depatrick Groves and 21-year-old Jackailus Groves fired shots at a pickup truck that was stopped right across the street and then continued toward the precinct.

According to investigators, bullets struck the precinct and officers had to take cover. That's when police say a third man, 22-year-old Nickolandrick Buford, drove them away in a Tahoe.

A few hours later, police spotted the Tahoe in which they were riding in South Nashville. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers were eventually able to stop them on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County and take the three men into custody.

Police say they found a loaded rifle and pistol, along with marijuana, inside the SUV.

Depatrick Groves and Jackailus Groves face several charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault, as well as vandalism. Buford is being charged as an accessory after the fact.

On Monday, Brentwood police arrested Depatrick Groves in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries and garage break-ins following a crash involving a stolen car. Police took Groves into custody on Williamsburg Road after he tried to hitch a ride with a box truck driver.