A Gallatin teenager has been charged with attempted murder after police say he fired a gun multiple times into an occupied home earlier this month.
The shooting occurred in the 700-block of Chambers Street near Clearview Park around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.
According to police, no one was injured when the suspect, identified as 17-year-old Amari Alexander, shot four times through a window of the residence.
“The victim… advised that she was at home with her three juvenile children when they heard a knock on the door,” according to an arrest affidavit. “(She) stated that after a short time, the same person knocked on the door again.
“After looking outside through the window… that’s when she heard the gunshots.”
Officers were able to locate tire tracts at the scene that led them to a nearby residence in the 500-block of Lake Street. Inside, they found the 17-year-old hiding behind a door and a Colt revolver with five spent shell casings underneath a bed, according to court documents.
When questioned about the shooting, police say Alexander told them his intended target during the shooting was one of the juveniles at the home he claims robbed one of his family members and assaulted his cousin.
In addition to attempted first-degree murder, Alexander is also charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Oct. 7.