Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crime Briefs: Nashville police charge shooting suspect in earlier homicide

Tennesean April 1, 2010 A man who shot and wounded a staffer from the Davidson County Public Defender's office last summer has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman. After 11 months of investigation, Metro Police say they have tied Antwain Green, 27, to the death of Jazma Jackson, of Kingview Drive. Jackson was walking into the house at 2545 Highland Trace Drive on April 29, 2009, when she was shot, police said. Green is in jail on attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault charges in connection with the August 2009 shooting of Carrie Gleaves, 35, an intern working in the Public Defender's Office. Gleaves was shot in the arm while helping an assistant public defender interview a client in the University Court apartment complex. — NICOLE YOUNG Cab driver charged in rape of Fort Campbell soldier A Yellow Cab driver has been charged with the rape of a 21-year-old Fort Campbell soldier after she hired him to drive her home. From a lineup of about 200 Yellow Cab drivers, the victim picked Abdiwahab Kheir, 26, of Whispering Oaks Place, as the person who raped her on Feb. 28, Metro Police said The Tennessean does not identify sexual assault victims. The soldier said she called a cab after visiting a downtown nightclub, but instead of taking her home, the driver took her to the rear of the Yellow Cab Company headquarters on Third Avenue South, where he attacked her. She told police the driver dropped her off at the Greyhound Station on Eighth Avenue after the rape. She hired another cab to take her to Fort Campbell and reported the attack. Kheir was arrested Tuesday and taken to General Hospital. He refused to take an HIV test, later given by court order, and refused to talk to police. Investigators are urging any other possible victims to call the department's Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540. — NICOLE YOUNG

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