Anthony Buchanan Jr: Nashville man shot dead over $300 as two teenagers, 14, face criminal homicide charges

Anthony Buchanan Jr:  Nashville man shot dead over $300 as two teenagers, 14, face criminal homicide charges
Anthony Lee Buchanan Jr was discovered dead and he had multiple gunshot wounds (representational image, Hristo Rusev/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: After a 30-year-old man was shot and killed on Thursday, March 28, at an apartment building close to downtown, two 14-year-olds have been charged with criminal homicide.

Just before 10 pm on Thursday, Nashville police were called to the University Court apartments.

In an alley, Anthony Lee Buchanan Jr was discovered dead on the spot. He had multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the police.

Police found four handguns, marijuana, and cocaine

Two suspects were seen leaving the scene and heading toward a nearby apartment in the footage from the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.

According to the release, when investigators went to that nearby apartment, they found the two teenage boys there. The teenagers acknowledged being involved in the shooting in a police interview, as per the press release.

The victim had allegedly stolen $300 from one of the teenagers, The Tennessean reported.

Police found four handguns, a significant amount of marijuana, and cocaine. In juvenile court, the two teenagers faced charges of criminal homicide and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The suspects have not been named as they are juveniles.

14-year-old charged for killing her mother

In a similar case, a 14-year-old attempted to kill her stepfather and killed her mother, a high school teacher. She was charged as an adult.

Carly Madison Gregg, a teenager, is accused of opening fire on Ashley Smylie, 40, on Tuesday evening, March 19, at their Brandon home on Ashton Way, not far from Jackson, the capital of Magnolia State.

According to Bryan Bailey, the sheriff for Rankin County, Gregg also shot her stepfather in the arm, but the man retaliated, managed to seize the gun, and survived.

The teenage defendant apparently hopped a fence to escape the scene after the fatal incident, which allowed investigators to follow her movements by helicopter and apprehend her about 30 minutes after they initially learned of the violence.

The survivor informed deputies that Smylie had been shot to death and that his daughter had been found in possession of the murder weapon, a pistol.

Reports have identified Ashley Smylie as a veteran teacher, most recently at Northwest Rankin High School, Gregg's former school. It is unclear what specifically prompted the shooting.

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