Police are hunting a teenager in connection with the shooting of a Nashville city councilman — and warned the suspect is believed to be armed.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Brandon Hunt-Clark, Metropolitan Nashville Police said Tuesday.
Hunt-Clark was with another unidentified man when Metro Councilman Loniel Greene was shot shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 4, police said in a statement.
The 34-year-old politician told police he had pulled his SUV into a gas station on the west side of the city when he got out and followed the men up the street because he thought he recognized one of them as a relative.
One of the men shot at him, but Greene said he had no idea why. The councilman sustained wounds to his chest, elbow and shoulder and was discharged from hospital Monday.
Security camera footage from the gas station showed Greene stagger back and collapse on the forecourt. Staff could not see him because he was hidden by the pumps but he was found by another driver who entered the lot.
Hunt-Clark has been charged with felony aggravated assault and police have appealed for anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact them immediately.
He was "presumed to be armed and presently hiding in the Nashville area," the police statement said.