One robber shot his partner three times in the chest during a home invasion early Wednesday on Brown Drive, Murfreesboro Police reported.
Suspected robber Edward Pope (left), 19, of Calais Court, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, said police spokesman Kyle Evans. Because of safety concerns, his condition was not released.
It is undetermined if the shooting was related to the shooting of an MTSU student two weeks ago and a robbery Saturday on Brown Drive, Evans said.
“We’re not even going to speculate about that right now,” Evans said, adding a team of detectives is investigating.
Detective Ed Gorham charged two juveniles and two adults with aggravated robbery, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and reckless endangerment with a weapon.
Victim Tremayne Johnson of University Terrace on Brown Drive reported he opened his door to three men wearing masks.
“One suspect pointed a gun at him,” Gorham reported. “He grabbed the subject’s arm. A struggle ensued and the gun went off, striking the wall.”
As the three suspects ran away, one of the suspects fired three more rounds, the detective reported. Evans said the other suspects identified the shooter as Deonday Evans
“Those three shots struck one of the subjects, Edward Pope,” Gorham reported.
Gorham developed four more suspects who were brought to the police department for questioning.
“All four subjects admitted to going to the apartment to commit a robbery,” Gorham said.
Suspects Pope, a 17-year-old boy and Deonday Antwan Evans (right) , 19, of Old Castle Drive went to Johnson’s apartment while Lisa Marie Watson (bottom left), 21, of Tremont Drive and a 16-year-old girl remained in the car.
“They stated that Pope was the one who fired the shot at the apartment,” Gorham reported.
Evans and Watson were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where they are being held on $700,000 bond. A hearing is set Jan. 12 in General Sessions Court.
The juveniles were booked into Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center where a detention hearing is set later in the week.
In the Saturday robbery, Officer Anthony Skok reported victim Keith Fuller of University Terrace was robbed about 5:30 a.m. near his Brown Drive Apartment by a man he identified and a man he didn’t know.
The victim heard a knock at his door. When he opened it, the man he knew struck him with a beer bottle. He suffered a cut on his head and hand. They robbed him of $260.