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Parolee Charged for with Attempted Homicide After Shooting Teen Wednesday Night

9/19/2013

September 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parolee Lawrence Hampton, 25, is charged with attempted criminal homicide for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old male victim Wednesday evening after the two apparently argued earlier in the day during a basketball game.
          
Witnesses reported that Hampton approached the teen armed with a shotgun and fired as the victim stood in the 4400 block of Gina Brooke Drive.  The teen was struck in the hand.  Before fleeing in a silver mini-van, Hampton was seen reaching towards a window of a nearby residence.  Hermitage Precinct officers later stopped the mini-van in the 5700 block of Old Hickory Boulevard where Hampton was taken into custody.  A shotgun was recovered from the nearby residence where Hampton was seen prior to leaving in the mini-van.          
The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.  Two other teen victims reported being struck by shrapnel but refused medical attention.
          
In 2008, Hampton received an eight year sentence for aggravated robbery concurrent with a six year sentence for robbery.  He remains jailed in lieu of $350,000 bond.          

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Lawrence Hampton