The investigation into Multiple Armed Robberies Continues Following Wednesday's Arrest of 3 Teens
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The investigation continues into multiple armed hold-ups following Wednesday night’s arrest of three young men following an attempted robbery at Maple Creek Apartments, 2706 Glenrose Avenue.
Events began to unfold Wednesday at 11:20 p.m. when South Precinct officers and detectives responded to a shooting at the Maple Creek complex. The victim reported that he had parked near his apartment and, after opening his trunk, saw a pickup truck stop behind him. A suspect got out of the truck and pointed a handgun toward the victim who then grabbed the suspect’s weapon, which fired, striking both the victim and the suspect in their respective left hands. The victim, who was able to obtain the suspect’s gun momentarily, ran away but was pursued by all three suspects. Eventually, they fled in the pickup, ramming a parked SUV, before leaving the scene. The victim was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center for treatment.
Officers located the suspect vehicle, a white 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup, abandoned nearby. It had been reported stolen at gunpoint last month in the 100 block of Thompson Lane. They soon located all three suspects, Gerardo Perez, 18, Kevin Landaverde, 16, and a 14-year-old male walking on railroad tracks near Old Glenrose Avenue and Dodge Drive where all three were taken into custody. A handgun recovered from Perez’ waistband had been reported stolen from a Whispering Hills Drive apartment during a November 19 burglary. Perez also had a gunshot wound to his left hand. He was treated at General Hospital before being released into custody and charged with attempted aggravated robbery, vehicle theft, theft of a firearm, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held in lieu of $104,500 bond.
At the time of his arrest, Perez was wearing an ankle monitor under the supervision of the Department of Children’s Services after he pled guilty in October 2018 to two carjackings.
Landaverde is charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated robbery for two separate hold-ups in apartment complex parking lots on November 25 on Winthorne Drive and November 23 on Humber Drive.
The 14-year-old is charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated assault for his involvement in Wednesday night’s attempted robbery.
Photos of Landaverde and Perez are being withheld pending the ongoing investigation into additional South Nashville robberies.