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20-year-old arrested in connection to East Nashville attempted robbery

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A 20-year-old has been arrested in connection to an attempted robbery that happened in East Nashville on Thursday morning.

Police say Maurice Williams was with the 14-year-old who went up to a woman and tried robbing her at gunpoint at her South 4th Street apartment.

The woman's brother tackled the teen and stopped the crime, police say. The gun discharged during the altercation, and the bullet grazed the 14-year-old's hand.

The 14-year-old was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery.

Witnesses told police they saw Williams handing the gun to someone and let that person fire a shot just before the attempted robbery.

Williams was arrested on Thursday night just after 7 p.m.

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