Hendersonville police have charged a Nashville man with armed robbery and are seeking a second suspect in an incident that occurred Sunday in the parking lot of an East Main Street business.
Malik Nelson, 18 of Nashville, has been charged with an aggravated robbery that was reported to police at around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, according to an HPD media release.
Two victims arranged online to meet someone in the parking lot of an East Main Street area business to buy a firearm, according to police. During the meeting, the suspects pulled firearms on the victims, took the victim’s weapon and fled the area.
Nelson was arrested by Hendersonville detectives and FLEX officers a short time later with the help of Metro Nashville police. He has been booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Nelson is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Oct. 13.
The suspects were driving a tan Chevy Tahoe at the time of the crime. The second suspect is described as a young dark-skinned black male who appears to be a juvenile, according to police.
They ask that anyone with information about this case please call and report that information to the Hendersonville Police Criminal Investigation Division at (615) 264-5303 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at (615)594-4113. Tips may also be submitted using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.