Gunman Identified In Fatal Home Invasion Robbery
ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Arrest warrants have been issued for the man police have identified as the gunman in a fatal home invasion and shooting death in Antioch.
Police said 24-year-old Javon Spivey and another suspect entered a home early Saturday morning shared by a mother and son on Ascot Drive.
Both 48-year-old Charles Peterson and his 70-year-old mother, Ann, were watching television inside their bedrooms around 4 a.m. when the power suddenly went out.
Ann Peterson apparently asked her son to go and check the circuit breaker box in the garage. When Charles went into the garage he was shot and killed.
Ann reported hearing gunshots and went to check on her son. That was when police said she encountered Spivey and another man on the stairs. She was shot in the foot before being forced to take the men through several rooms inside the home.
According to investigators, during the process of the robbery Ann decided to flee to a neighbor’s house. She was chased down and shot two more times before being left for dead.
Police responded to the home after reports of gun fire. When detectives arrived on the scene, Charles Peterson was found dead in the garage of the home. His mother was found wounded beside a nearby residence.
She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A current condition was not available.
Police did not know why the Petersons were targeted in the incident.
After collecting evidence at the scene and working with the police department’s Identification Division, detectives identified Spivey as the shooter.
Warrants were issued for Spivey’s arrest. He was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.
Officials did not say if they have identified the second suspect.
Spivey was also wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Mapco store at 2301 Murfreesboro Pike on August 28 at 3:20 a.m. Investigators said he detained a store employee at gunpoint for several minutes while demanding money.
He was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping in that incident.
Anyone with information about Spivey’s whereabouts should call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).