A Davidson County grand jury last week indicted the man accused of an attempted “hit” on a rival gang member March 30.
Aaron Gooch, 21, faces three felony counts, one each for attempted first-degree murder, weapon possession and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
Police said on the afternoon of March 30 Gang Unit Detective Gerry Hyder witnessed Gooch, a member of the Bloods, allegedly shoot Kenneth “Little Kenny” Ellis, 24, in the legs as he left a laundry near Clifton and 28th avenues. Ellis is a Gangster Disciples member.
Hyder stopped his police vehicle in the middle of the street, taking cover behind it while ordering Gooch to stop and drop his gun. When Gooch refused to stop, Hyder shot him in the hip.
Ellis took cover in a nearby nail salon before leaving through its back door and eventually collapsing in a field. Both men were later treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The federal government indicted Gooch and 25 other Bloods members in June on charges of racketeering, murder conspiracy, weapons possession, assault with a dangerous weapon and drug possession with intent to distribute.