Zackari Tennant, 16, one of the suspects in a violent carjacking last November that left a 32-year-old Nashville woman with gunshot wounds, is in custody after police air and ground units today coordinated their efforts to apprehend him.
Auto Theft Unit detectives used GPS coordinates to locate a Dodge Durango stolen this morning from Americas Best Value Inn at 97 Wallace Road. A police helicopter pilot relayed the direction of flight to ground units who kept their distance when it was verified that Tennant, who has a history of evading police, was behind the wheel.
Tennant bailed from the stolen vehicle on Blue Hole Road and fled into a wooded area. Officers quickly formed a perimeter and took Tennant into custody without further incident.
Tennant, who refused to speak with detectives, is charged in Juvenile Court with especially aggravated robbery. He is accused of shooting Tiffany Hindman outside her Apache Trail apartment on the evening of Friday, November 20th. Hindman told detectives that she was confronted in the breezeway of her apartment building by two armed individuals who demanded her car keys. As the robbers ran with the keys, they opened fire on Hindman, leaving her seriously wounded. The two fled in Hindman’s Nissan Sentra, which was recovered in South Nashville last month.
Tennant is a suspect in multiple other crimes in Nashville and the surrounding area.