A 12-year-old child was among two people injured when a home on Cole Court was the target of a drive-by shooting late Wednesday.
Two adults and four juveniles face charges that include attempted first-degree murder in the incident that followed a home invasion at the Nottingham apartments at around 11 p.m.
Korry Graham, 18 of Madison and Rayzhn Hagans, 18 of Goodlettsville, drove to the apartment complex with four 17-year-old males in an attempt to rob a drug dealer named, “T.,” according to police affidavits filed in Sumner County Criminal Court.
However, the group knocked on the door of the wrong apartment, the affidavits state. They pointed a firearm at the victim, briefly entered the apartment and then fled without making any demands.
After arguing about being at the wrong apartment, the subjects then planned to target other alleged drug dealers that some of them had previously feuded with, according to police. They drove to a home on Cole Court, a cul-de-sac off of Volunteer Drive, exited the car and began firing at the home. The investigation showed that the men fired more than 20 shots from multiple weapons.
Five people were in the home at the time of the shooting, including a 12-year-old child and an adult male who were both struck by gun fire. The child was taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital while the male refused treatment for a gun shot wound to the arm, according to the affidavits. The child is expected to recover.
The suspects then traveled northbound on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard. After a citizen called 911 to report shots were being fired from the suspects’ small silver sedan, an HPD officer followed the car as it pulled into a gas station parking lot on Saundersville Road where the six men were taken into custody. Police also recovered three firearms and approximately 11 grams of marijuana, according to the affidavits.
Both adults have been charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder; aggravated assault; aggravated burglary; possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony; simple possession of a schedule IV drug (marijuana); drug paraphernalia; reckless endangerment; and theft of property (possession of stolen property). Graham is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Both men are being held in the Sumner County Jail on a $1 million bond. They are scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Sept. 9.
Court records show that one of the juveniles, Mario Bean Jr., 17 of Hendersonville, is being charged as an adult in the crimes.
Bean was transferred from juvenile detention to the Sumner County Jail on Thursday, according to HPD Lt. Wayne Clifford.
Bean faces the same charges as Graham plus an additional charge of unlawful possession of a weapon.
Sumner County Criminal Court records show Bean was charged with aggravated robbery and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Nov. 2019. His three-year sentence was suspended to state probation.
Clifford said police will recommend that Sumner County District Attorney General Ray Whitley charge the other three juveniles as adults as well due to the nature of the crimes and the fact that they are almost 18 years of age. A hearing will be held first in juvenile court.