Clarksville, TN – An adult and a juvenile, both out of Memphis, TN have been charged by Clarksville Police with Criminal Homicide in the shooting death of Serdarin Brown, age 22.
On Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at approximately 10:10pm, Clarksville police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 16 Hand Village Avenue. There were spent shell casings located in the parking lot by Austin Peay State University Police.
Prior to officers arrival, the shooting victim, Serdarin Brown had already been transported by car to Tennova Healthcare where he was pronounced deceased.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined the victim was involved in a drug transaction to sell a small amount of marijuana to someone at Hand Village Avenue.
A witness stated as they arrived at the location, two subjects approached their vehicle for the drug deal. One of the subjects, a 17 year old juvenile, approached the driver’s door, pulled out a handgun, and demanded the victim’s things. The other man identified as Joshua Watkins, opened the passenger door and started rummaging through the car. At some point, the victim was shot.
Once Joshua Watkins and the juvenile had been pinpointed as suspects, they were both located at the apartments on Nolen Road and detained without incident.
The juvenile and Watkins were both in Clarksville visiting friends. Joshua Watkins was identified as being responsible for setting up the drug deal.
Joshua Watkins has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with: Criminal Homicide. Watkins has been denied bail.
The juvenile was charged with Criminal Homicide and transported to a juvenile detention facility.
Clarksville Police are aware there were other witnesses in the area and are asking them to please contact Clarksville Police Department. The lead investigator is Detective Ulrey, 931.648.0656, ext. 5483, Tipsline, 931.645.8477, or go online and submit a tip anonymously. at P3tips.com/591