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Teenage girl dies after stabbing in Walmart parking lot, Metro police say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said a 14-year-old girl died on Monday night after she was stabbed by another teenager in a Walmart parking lot. Officers said the girl, identified as Malia Powell, and another teenage girl got into an argument inside the store on Dickerson Pike before 10 p.m. The argument continued in the parking lot and near the WeGo bus stop, where police said Powell was stabbed with a pocketknife by the other teen. The girl is then accused of running away toward Doverside Drive. Metro police described her as having brown and purple hair. Metro police said they do not currently believe the two teens knew each other. Anyone with information on the deadly stabbing is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Parking garage attendant shot on Rep. John Lewis Way and Broadway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 35-year-old parking garage attendant was shot and injured on the job at Rep. John Lewis Way and Broadway late Sunday night. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a noncritical leg wound.

Violent Crimes detectives are working to identify the two people involved in the shooting — a man and a woman in their late 20s or early 30s who were driving a red Chevrolet Equinox. A young girl, approximately 8 to 10 years old, was in the backseat.

The man, who had a beard and tattoos over his left eye and on the back of his neck, pulled out a pistol and fired at the parking garage worker, allegedly over an argument about attempting to avoid the parking fee. He was wearing a white button-down shirt with thin dark stripes, tan pants, stud earrings and a gold chain.

The woman, described with long braided hair and a tattoo on her right arm, was the driver. She quickly sped off after the shot was fired. She was wearing a turquoise jumper with white bracelets on her wrists.

Anyone with information on the Chevrolet Equinox, the driver or the shooter is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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President Biden considers gas tax holiday

President Joe Biden told reporters he is open to enacting a “gas tax holiday” as prices hover around $5 per gallon on average across the country.

“Yes, I am considering it. I hope to have a decision based on the data I’m looking for by the end of the week,” Biden said on Monday.

The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon for regular gas and 24.4 cents a gallon on diesel. The money is used to pay for road projects, often on interstates.

A gas tax holiday could also spur a number of states to relax their taxes. On average, states charge a tax of 31 cents a gallon on regular gas and 32 cents a gallon on diesel.

While AAA reported that gas prices dropped below $5 per gallon on Saturday, the current rate of $4.98 a gallon remains $1.91 more than a year ago.

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Man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in fatal crash that killed 11-year-old Murfreesboro student

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Murfreesboro man is facing multiple charges after a head-on collision on Lascassas Pike in May that resulted in the death of 11-year-old Cole Johnson.

Eduardo Tejeda, 42, was arrested Monday afternoon at a home on Mason Court and charged with vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular assault, felony reckless endangerment, driving under the influence (DUI), driving without a license and an open container violation.

A toxicology report revealed Tejeda was over the legal limit on May 23 when driving his 1993 Toyota Camry. His car veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and crashed head-on into a red 2021 Toyota Corolla.

One child died, two adults and a 9-year-old boy were injured, and a passenger in Tejeda’s car was injured.

Tejeda is being held in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $177,000 bond. His hearing is scheduled for September 1 in Rutherford County General Session Court.

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Teenage girl dies after stabbing in Walmart parking lot, Metro police say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said a 14-year-old girl died on Monday night after she was stabbed by another teenager in a Walmart parking lot.

Officers said the girl, identified as Malia Powell, and another teenage girl got into an argument inside the store on Dickerson Pike before 10 p.m. The argument continued in the parking lot and near the WeGo bus stop, where police said Powell was stabbed with a pocketknife by the other teen.

The girl is then accused of running away toward Doverside Drive. Metro police described her as having brown and purple hair.

Metro police said they do not currently believe the two teens knew each other.

Anyone with information on the deadly stabbing is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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