12 Year old charged with armed attempted carjacking in Nashville

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In nearby Nashville, detectives Monday night charged a 12-year-old with the armed attempted carjacking of a woman near the intersection of 20th Avenue North and Church Street.

The 51-year-old victim from Mt. Juliet was sitting in her vehicle reading just after 9 p.m. waiting for her daughter to finish dance practice in a nearby building. She looked up after two young men approached the passenger side of her vehicle, knocked on the window with a pistol, and pointed the gun at her. She reported one of the young men yelled, "Give me your car, don't make me shoot you!"

The victim quickly drove away while calling 911. Responding officers located the 12-year-old running in the area of 18th Avenue North and Hayes Street. A show-up was conducted with the victim and a witness. Both identified the 12-year-old as one of the two persons involved in the attempted carjacking. A search of the area, which included the use of a police dog, did not locate the gun used.

The identity of the second person, who appeared similar in stature to the 12-year-old, is not known. In fact, the 12-year-old lied to officers multiple times before finally admitting his real name. He was taken to juvenile detention and charged with attempted aggravated robbery, gun possession during the commission of a dangerous felony, and criminal impersonation.

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Nashville Metro Police

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