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Cops: Botched Pizza Order Led To Gunfire

Teenage trio arrested for Nashville fusillade

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Pizza Pistoleros

MARCH 16--A trio of Tennessee teenagers opened fire on a Nashville food market after a clerk gave them a pizza with the wrong toppings, according to police who arrested the alleged gunmen on an assortment of felony charges.

The shooting Tuesday afternoon at the DB Todd market was witnessed by an undercover detective who was conducting surveillance in the area. The suspects left the scene in a stolen Honda Accord, which the detective tailed as he summoned backup officers.

Police subsequently arrested Djuan Bowers, 18, Tynerick Turner, 17, and a 16-year-old boy. According to court records, Bowers was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson pistol when apprehended, while two other handguns--a stolen .45 caliber Glock and a .40 caliber Beretta--were found inside the vehicle.

While being interviewed by officers, one of the defendants revealed that the market was fired upon due to a botched pizza order, police say. Nobody was injured by the gunfire.

The teenagers are facing multiple counts of aggravated assault, weapons possession, and auto theft. Since his alleged accomplices are underage, Bowers was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.

Bowers (seen above left) and Turner were also charged with the gunpoint robbery last month of a man who turned over $900 during the stick-up.

Bowers is being held in the Davidson County jail in lieu of $50,000. Turner and the 16-year-old defendant have been charged in juvenile court. (3 pages)