Parolee Charged for with Attempted Homicide After Shooting Teen Wednesday Night
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.