Saturday, January 13, 2018

Triple Murder 5-year-old, 8-year-old Among Victims

NORTH NASHVILLE, TN- A Nashville man will be charged with three counts of murder that include two children.

A total of five people were shot Friday afternoon in two separate shootings and Metro Nashville Police says they are all connected to one man

Of those five shot, three were killed including sisters, 5-year-old Samaii Daniel , 8-year-old Sammarre Daniel, and 70-year-old Robert Payne.

MNPD said via Twitter that they have arrested 24-year-old Queshan Brooks in connection with the shootings.

Police say the situation began at a home on Jenkins Court in North Nashville at approximately 4 p.m.

Court records indicate that when police arrived they found, 45-year-old Darnykka Daniel, the suspect’s step mother, and her two young daughters had been  shot in the front yard.

Samaii Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene. Sammarre Daniel was taken to Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital where she later died.

Darnykka Daniel is said to be in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries. Police say this incident appears to be an act of domestic violence

The second shooting is reportedly related to a carjacking when the suspect allegedly ran from the first scene.

Court documents say that the suspect allegedly carjacked a vehicle driven by Robert Payne, who was shot and his passenger, 52-year-old Patrick .Hancock was shot in the arm and pistol whipped. Payne died from his injuries. Hancock is said to be in critical condition.

MNPD say Brooks was arrested a short time later near 51st Avenue North.

A search of court records show that the suspect has several past charges.