Police have arrested the suspect they believed to be involved in a shootout that killed two men along the Davidson and Wilson County border Tuesday afternoon.
Officers from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, with help from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Johnathan Michael Bousquet, 26, at his sister’s LaVergne home around 5:30 Wednesday morning.
Markeith Mapp, 17, and Darin Cripps, 23, both died from gunshot wounds after police said a drug deal went bad and a close-range shootout took place in Mapp’s car along Stewarts Ferry Pike around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Mapp was found in his vehicle shot several times. The car had crashed into a nearby creek.
Officers found Cripps lying on the side of Hobson Pike in Davidson County. A man and a woman were also present at that scene.
Cripps, of Nashville, died while officers performed CPR on him. Police believe Bousquet was the driver of a vehicle that drove of from the scene while officers tended to Cripps.
Charges are pending against Bousquet, of Mt. Juliet, and other witnesses present at the time may also be charged, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.