Roderic Gaines Jr pulls handgun from case of orange soda at Hermitage swimming pool in robbery attempt

Metro Nashville Police say 24-year-old Roderic Gaines Jr was at a swimming pool at the Park at Hermitage apartments July 11th when someone accidentally bumped into him. He reportedly got into a verbal argument with that person and their friend, identified as Shemica Sales. The argument continued as Sales gathered her belongings to leave the pool area, at which time Gaines followed Sales to the parking lot where she was loading her things into a vehicle. Gaines then pulled a handgun from a 12-pack box of orange soda, pointed it at her, and stated: “give me everything you got!” placing her in fear. She got into the vehicle and fled the parking lot as he fired a shot into the air.

Man charged after smashing girlfriend’s head into dashboard, firing shots into air — Javonte Crisp

24-year-old Javonte Crisp, who only weeks ago graduated from APSU with his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, is now free on a $15,000 bond, accused of repeatedly slamming his girlfriend’s head into the dashboard and steering wheel of a car after getting upset with her, and further expressing his anger by firing a handgun into the air.

Rapper ‘Chief True’ (Callen Williams) was “weeping” in back of cop car before threatening to kill officers

Nashville police say they found local rapper Callen Williams (Chief True) high on Xanax and pointing a ‘short barrel AR-15 style pistol’ at them Tuesday morning after he fired the weapon out his door, believing someone was there. Police note that on the ride to jail, the 20-year-old transitioned from ‘weeping’ in the back of the patrol car to threatening to ‘put a hit out’ on the officers after he made bond. He remains jailed on a $77,000 bond.

Two felons in custody after gunfire at Cumberland View Housing; pursuit by ground and air

Kenneth Bradford, 25, of Mountain Springs Road, and Johnny Woodland, 24, of 25th Avenue North, are in the Metro Jail this morning, each held on a $25,000 bond on multiple charges to include unlawful gun possession by felons, cocaine, evading arrest, and probation violations.

Mayor Briley cancels Nashville’s plan to implement ‘Shot Spotter’ technology to help solve gun crimes

Mayor David Briley shoots down agreement to bring ‘ShotSpotter’ technology to Nashville. The technology helps solve gun-related crimes in over 100 other cities, improves response times, and was previously approved & funded by Metro City Council.