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One Teen Dead, Another Facing Homicide Charge After Drug-Robbery Turned To Murder: Police

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Source: MEGA; Metro Nashville police

Sep. 3 2022, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

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One teen is dead and another faces a murder charge after a drug-related robbery turned deadly, police said.

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This week, the Metro Nashville Police Department in Tennessee announced the arrest of 15-year-old Zachhaeus Johnson. He was charged in juvenile court with criminal homicide.

Around 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 28, police responded to a shooting in a parking lot on South 5th Street at a public housing development. There, officers found 16-year-old Antonio Baker Jr. with a gunshot wound.

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He was taken to the hospital, where he died, police said.

Johnson was the suspect and fled the scene, police said. He was later arrested in Clarksville, Tennessee. Authorities believed a drug-related robbery was the possible motive in the shooting.

Investigators are working to determine if others were present at the time of the shooting.

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