Burglar suspect arrested in Brentwood Thursday morning | Local news
A suspect was arrested in Brentwood Thursday morning after breaking into several vehicles, a house and allegedly shooting a homeowner’s dog.
According to Brentwood Police, officials responded to a report of a break in a motor vehicle in the River Oaks neighborhood. The responding officers quickly discovered that the Nashville suspect Kequan Lameal Waller, 20, was still in the area and began a search.
During the search, officers discovered that there had been several other vehicle break-ins, a home break-in, reports of gunfire in the area and that a homeowner’s dog had been shot at.
The incident also resulted in brief lodging at nearby Brentwood Middle, Brentwood High and Scales elementary schools. The Lipscomb Elementary School has also canceled its outdoor activities for a short time. According to Williamson County Schools, the shelter was quickly lifted and all schools resumed their regular activities.
Waller was arrested behind a house on Grand Oaks Drive. The officers continued to search for a reported second suspect but did not find a suspect. However, they found a semi-automatic .380 pistol that was near Waller when he was taken into custody. A vehicle stolen from Nashville was also found nearby.
Waller has a long criminal history. In that incident, he was charged with theft of over $ 10,000 and possession of a firearm. Numerous other charges are pending against him as well.
According to the BPD, citizens of Brentwood were instrumental in helping officers find the suspect. Police also want to thank a local veterinarian for saving the life of beloved pet Gus, who was reportedly in stable condition Thursday night.