Man claims self defense after WeGo bus station shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 31-year-old man was taken into custody after a shooting at the WeGo building in downtown Nashville.

Metro police said the shooting happened at around 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the WeGo bus station located in the 400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Convicted felon Kenneth Johnson, 31, was arrested after allegedly shooting an 18-year-old man on the steps of the WeGo building. Johnson then dropped his gun after a police officer working at the bus station ordered him to, according to investigators.

The teen also had a gun and police said he allegedly fired during the incident as well. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical-stable condition.

Investigators believe the motive was drug-related and officers recovered apparent cocaine and marijuana at the scene.

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During an interview, Johnson said he shot the teen in self-defense, according to court documents.

Authorities are in the process of charging Johnson with felonies related to the shooting. He was convicted of carjacking and assaulting an officer in 2013.

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