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Clarksville Police arrest Three Teenagers for Vape Cartridge Rip-off, One Teenager Shot

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report three teenagers, age 14, age 16, and age 17 have been charged with Especially Aggravated Robbery after another 14 year old teenager was shot during a vape cartridge rip-off.

On Saturday, October 26th, arrangements were made with a 14 year old to purchase some vaping cartridges for $60.00. The 14 year old set up to meet with the three other teenagers down the street from his residence around 3:40am.

Three Teenagers were arrested by Clarksville Police for Especially Aggravated Robbery after a teenager was shot during during a rip off of vape cartridges.

Three Teenagers were arrested by Clarksville Police for Especially Aggravated Robbery after a teenager was shot during during a rip off of vape cartridges.

During the money exchange, a physical confrontation ensued and, at some point, a firearm was discharged and the 14 year old was struck in the hip area. The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, treated, and released.

During the investigation, it was discovered the 14, 16, and 17 year old had all traveled together in a vehicle to meet with the 14 year old for the vape cartridge purchase. It was determined that prior to the meeting, the teenagers purchasing the cartridges were aware that one of them was in possession of a firearm. Also, they were going to take the cartridges without paying.

The legally purchased firearm was taken from one of the teenager’s residence, unbeknownst to the parent.

With the assistance of Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the teenagers were identified, located, and taken in custody.

The lead investigator is Detective Carlton.


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