Shooting Suspects Crash Into Home Before Arrest
by Marcus Washington
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Two suspects were taken into custody after police said they crashed into a home at the Summit Heights Apartments during a pursuit after shooting someone at a local BP gas station.
Officers with the Clarksville Police Department arrested 19-year-old Deandre Lisenbee and 21-year-old DeKwon Elleby Friday at a home at the Summit Heights Apartments. Eleryby was charged with Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Lisenbee was charged with Criminal Responsibility for Facilitation of Felon.
Tire tracks embedded in mud at Summit Heights Apartments show the play a black Chevy Impala took before landing inside Himilce Rivera's living room.
"What she thought was this (living room) mirror fell. When she heard the big noise, she thought this mirror feel. When she looked towards the door, that's when she freaked out," said Rivera's son Rafael Medine.
Rivera's son Vincent Echevarria took pictures of the destruction after the speeding car plowed through the brick and cinder block frame of the home.
Inside that black impala were two men police said were involved in a shooting at a BP gas station at the corner of Lafayette Road and Ryder Road just minutes before the crash.
Hours after the crash, Rivera looked at the very spot she was sitting just moments before the crash, and said she knows if she hadn't gone to the restroom, this outcome could have been deadly.
"But God is big. I am very happy she is here," said Echevarria
Rafael Medine said he was grateful, as well.
"I really don't care about the apartment or the other stuff; as long as she is healthy and safe, that's what matters to me," said Medine.
The suspects were arrested by Clarksville Police after the crash.