Teenager faces charges after drive-by shooting
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:56 pm
TRENTON — Shortly after 11 Saturday night, the Trenton Police Department received a call of a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Lexington and Second streets.
According to Lt. Jimmy Wilson, it was reported one person had been shot and the caller said the shooter had left the scene in a Chevy Caprice.
“Within minutes, officers responding located the vehicle on Church Street, stopped it and detained six individuals that were inside,” said Wilson, noting a 9mm handgun allegedly used in the shooting was recovered.
The shooting victim, Robert Cook, 28, of Trenton, was transported by ambulance to Gibson General Hospital in Trenton and later airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis (The Med) with non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the investigation, officers have charged a 16-year-old Trenton juvenile with attempted murder.
During the investigation, officers discovered there had been an argument, during which the juvenile fired at individuals standing nearby. One shot hit a parked car in the area.
Published in The Messenger 6.14.10