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Man Arrested for Shooting a Teen on Westchester Drive Last Friday Now Facing Federal Gun Charges

8/27/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gievanne Ashley, 21, of Nashville, arrested by the Juvenile Crime Task Force and Youth Services detectives for last Friday’s drive-by shooting of teenager on Westchester Drive, is now charged federally with two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from the shooting last Friday of a 17-year-old in the 1300 block of Westchester Drive. The victim was hit in the leg by a rifle round and is recovering. As reflected in the federal criminal complaint, when MNPD officers responded to this incident, witnesses identified the shooter as Ashley, who had fled the scene. MNPD officers knew at the time that Ashley was wanted on a probation violation warrant.

Subsequent investigation by MNPD officers and detectives this week led officers to a house on Herman Street, where Ashley was found by SWAT officers hiding in a bedroom closet and was arrested. During a search of the premises, officers located a loaded .40 caliber pistol under the cushion of a chair in the living room. Based on further interviews, MNPD officers obtained a search warrant for an apartment on Alameda Street and recovered a loaded .32 caliber Long revolver; a Ruger AR-5.56 mm caliber rifle with 30 rounds in the magazine; an additional 5.56 mm magazine loaded with 10 rounds; a Glock .40 caliber magazine loaded with seven rounds; and 12 additional rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

Ashley has two prior felony convictions in the Criminal Court of Davidson County, including burglary of a motor vehicle and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the federal offenses, Ashley faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.

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