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Detectives Working to Identify the Person Who Punched a High School Student Last Week



Youth Services detectives investigating the November 19 assault of a 17-year-old high school student just after he got off a WeGo city bus in the 800 block of Gallatin Pike have received surveillance images of the suspected assailant from a nearby business and are working to identify him.

The teenager reported that he got on the bus at the downtown terminal and, shortly thereafter, was approached by the assailant who asked where he would be getting off. The victim did not provide the information. The victim said when he got off the bus in the 800 block of Gallatin Pike, the assailant also got off and punched him in the face, causing his glasses to fall to the ground. He said the assailant then stepped on the glasses, breaking them, before fleeing. Surveillance video shows the assailant hid behind a nearby business to wait for the next WeGo bus.

Anyone recognizing the person in the attached photos is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.


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