Five suspects in custody after school bus shooting

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 3:58pm
Staff reports

Five people suspected in a Tuesday afternoon shooting near Pearl-Cohn High School are now in custody, according to officials.

Three are identified as Tedarrious Terry, 19, and brothers Deandre Northcut, 18, and Marquise Northcut, 20. Late Tuesday afternoon, police arrested two more individuals they believe were involved in the shooting. Police did not release the names of the two suspects, but said they were being interviewed.

No other suspects are being sought at this time. Police expect to release more information, including the suspects' names, Tuesday evening.

None of the five is a Pearl-Cohn High student.

According to officials, one of the suspects shot at a male Pearl-Cohn student as he tried to board a school bus parked just beyond the fringe of the property of the North Nashville school. The bullet missed the student, whose name is being withheld, and instead struck a 16-year-old girl in the right arm. She is at Vanderbilt Hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

About eight students were on the bus at the time of the incident, officials said. Following the shooting, no Metro schools were placed on lockdown. 

At press time, police had no motive for the shooting. 

Olivia Brown, a Metro Nashville Public Schools spokeswoman, said the district will offer counseling tomorrow to Pearl-Cohn students, faculty and staff.

Check back with The City Paper for more information. 

5 Comments on this post:

By: concretemike on 4/12/11 at 3:15

Three of four suspects in custody after school bus schooting

+1 for spelin an profredin......

By: artsmart on 4/12/11 at 3:28

Undoubtably a teachers fault. If they just tried harder people would know not to shoot each other.

By: JakeNashville on 4/12/11 at 3:42

If my mom had named me like those 3 boys were, I'd probably be mad enough to shoot too! DAMMMMMM, name your kids a real name, not something you pulled out of your Alphabet cereal bowl. Think about it before you warp them FOR LIFE!

By: richgoose on 4/12/11 at 3:59

These boys probably should have never been born. However as I type this, future killers are being born to the underclass.

By: richgoose on 4/12/11 at 3:59

These boys probably should have never been born. However as I type this, future killers are being born to the underclass.