City of Nashville, TN

06/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/25/2019 16:04

Police - Media Releases 6/25/2019 17-Year-Old Arrested for Shooting a Man During a Robbery Outside Convenience Market



A 17-year-old identified as the person who shot a 41-year-old man during a robbery outside the Discount Tobacco Store at 15116 Old Hickory Boulevard just off Nolensville Pike on June 9th is now in custody.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives Monday night arrested Theoderos Solomon-Tefera at his Swiss Avenue home.

The shooting victim and a friend were being watched by the would-be robber (Solomon-Tefera) as they shopped inside the store. When the victim's friend left and headed toward their vehicle, Solomon-Tefera, armed with a pistol, followed and demanded his money and debit card. Solomon-Tefera then went to the rear seat passengers and demanded their belongings.

The shooting victim saw what was happening, ran up to Solomon-Tefera, and attempted to wrestle him to the ground. He fired two shots, both of which struck the victim, who was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Solomon-Tefera is charged at Juvenile Court with especially aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated robbery, and unlawful gun possession.