North Precinct detectives are continuing to investigate Sunday’s gunfire by a bounty hunter in the parking lot of a Jefferson Street fast food restaurant to determine whether charges will be placed in relation to the shooting.
The investigation shows that bounty hunters were in the parking lot to detain Richard Anthony Walker III, 22, who was wanted on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court. Walker arrived at the restaurant as a passenger in a stolen car that was driven by Dandre Riley, 27. The bounty hunters tried to block in the vehicle. Riley accelerated forward, striking the vehicle of one of the bounty hunters and a parked vehicle. Bounty hunter Dejuan Pittman, 34, fired, striking Dandre Riley in the neck. Riley was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. He was uncooperative, gave detectives false information and said he did not want to prosecute for the shooting. An arrest warrant charging Riley with the September 29th theft of the car he was driving has been issued. He will be booked on that warrant upon his discharge from the hospital.
Pittman, the shooter, declined to be interviewed on Sunday.
Richard Anthony Walker III was detained at the scene and was booked by officers on the two failure to appear warrants.