UPDATE, WEDNESDAY 3 P. M.: An East Tennessee teen and a 28-year-old man have both been charged in connection with the killing of a Nashville store clerk.
Trinity Quinn, 15, was the subject of an AMBER Alert on Wednesday morning after authorities said she ran off with Daniel Clark.
The two were arrested near Charlotte Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard a little after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Metro Nashville Police Department says a dump truck driver saw Quinn standing on the side of the road and notified police. Officers then found Quinn and Clark on an embankment behind some trees.
Police said the two cooperated with orders to come out of the woods and surrender. Police said Clark was carrying a backpack.
Nashville Police said that both gave statements to authorities and have been charged with criminal homicide, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted auto theft.
"Both individuals are under investigation for a homicide. Both are homicide suspects. It is this departments belief that (the girl) had the opportunity to flee. We do not see any indication she was held against her will," police spokesman Don Aaron said Wednesday morning.
Special Response Team officers apprehended Clark and Quinn at this spot on Old Hickory Blvd. pic.twitter.com/Qyfh0VVDAl— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2017
UPDATE, WEDNESDAY 11 A.M.: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added 28-year-old Daniel Clark to its Top 10 Most Wanted list.
Clark is wanted by the Metro Nashville Police Department and the TBI for criminal homicide in the shooting death of a gas station clerk in Nashville Tuesday night.
Police believe Clark is with 15-year-old Trinity Quinn, from Dayton, Tennessee, who is the subject of an AMBER Alert.
Clark is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Daniel Clark is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
TOP 10 ALERT: We have added Daniel Clark to the state's Top 10 Most Wanted. pic.twitter.com/6TRZYA102V— TBI (@TBInvestigation) May 3, 2017
UPDATE, WEDNESDAY 9:40 A.M.: An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 15-year-old girl from Dayton, Tennessee, who is believed to be with a 28-year-old man suspected of killing a gas station clerk in Nashville Tuesday night.
Trinity Faith Quinn was reported missing Tuesday. She was last seen at the Exxon Station at 6955 Charlotte Pike, in Nashville, at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say she is with 28-year-old Daniel Aaron Clark. Clark is a person of interest in the shooting death of a clerk at the Exxon station.
Clark is considered armed and dangerous. The TBI said they believe Quinn is in "imminent danger of bodily injury or death."
TBI agents said Quinn can be seen in the surveillance video from the gas station wearing a dark shirt wiht a camouflage hoodie and blue jeans.
If you see Quinn or Clark, or know anything about their whereabouts, call 911.
UPDATE, WEDNESDAY, 6:30 A.M.: Nashville detectives and officers are working to locate a murder suspect who authorities say shot and killed a clerk during a robbery Tuesday night at a West Nashville gas station.
Police say the suspect is the same man deemed a person of interest in the disappearance of a 15-year-old Dayton, Tennessee girl.
According to police, Daniel Aaron Clark, 28, and missing endangered teen Trinity Quinn, 15, entered the Exxon at 6955 Charlotte Pike about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and appeared to be shopping for a short time before Clark pulled out a gun and shot the clerk.
Police have identified the clerk as John Stevens, 58.
Daniel Clark, 28, sought for fatal shooting of Exxon clerk during Tues. pm robbery at 6995 Charlotte Pike. See him? Call 615-742-7463. pic.twitter.com/PHuutfnbW1— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2017
After the shooting, Clark and Quinn left the store on foot, police said. A brown minivan they had been traveling in was located nearby.
Both may still be in the West Nashville area, according to information released by police about 6:15 a.m.
Quinn was reported missing Tuesday in Dayton, Tennessee. She was last seen around 7 a.m. Monday at Rhea Central Elementary School, according to the Dayton Police Department.
Clark is with endangered Dayton, TN. teen, 15 yr old Trinity Quinn. Clark's minivan recovered in nearby parking lot. Both could be on foot— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2017
Quinn is described as a white girl who stands 5 feet tall, weighs 110 pounds, and has red hair and blue eyes. She was wearing a camouflage hoodie, blue jeans and cowboy boots.
Clark is a person of interest in the investigation, according to the news release. He is described as a white man who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 168 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who sees them or knows their whereabouts is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.
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Trinity Faith Quinn, 15, was last seen Monday around 7 a.m. at Rhea Central Elementary School. She was wearing a camouflage hoodie, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.
According to the Dayton Police Department, Quinn may be with 28-year-old Daniel Aaron Clark. He could be driving a brown 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan with Tennessee tag Y4011M.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Steven Rievley with the Dayton Police at 423-775-8403.
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