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UPDATE: Three charged with murder in Cleveland apartment home invasion

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UPDATE: Cleveland police confirm to Channel 3 that three people are being charged with the first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Adam Johnson at the Springbrook Apartments in December.

Police said Nathan Bean, 18; Derrick Brown, 18; and Jackie Ingram, 22 are charged with murder.

Investigators said the victim, Adam Johnson, was an accomplice in the home invasion with Bean, Brown, and Ingram. Sargent Evie West with the Cleveland Police Department said, a person who lived in the apartment fatally shot Johnson and injured Nathan Bean.

"Matching that information with evidence at the scene would allow investigators determine who to charge in this,” Sgt. West said.
  
Even though they did not pull the trigger, Tennessee law allows a murder charge if anyone dies during a violent crime, like home invasion.

“In this case it does appear that Adam Johnson, Nathan bean, Jackie Ingram and Derrick brown were suspects committed to committing a violent crime at that apartment,” Sgt. West said.

Ingram and Brown appeared in a Bradley County courtroom Wednesday.18-year-old Nathan Bean, was a minor at the time of the incident, he's expected to appear in juvenile court at a later date.

"We do have other charges pending on other individuals once they are identified and located,” Sgt. West added.

Even though the death involved someone committing a crime, that doesn't make residents like Makayla feel much better. 

"Knowing it was so close to my apartment where my kids are, knowing that they could've drove by and shot my kids been out playing it's just terrifying, I barely got any sleep,” Makayla said.

Cleveland police say they are still reviewing evidence and searching for another person in connection with the crime. If you have any information you're asked to call police.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: A Cleveland resident killed a man and injured another during a home invasion attempt. Cleveland police say a third suspect fled the scene and are still searching for that suspect.

Police say early Monday morning the 911 Communications Center received a call regarding shots fired at Springbrook Apartments. Officers responded to apartment 93 where they found Adam Johnson,18, already deceased. 

Through a further investigation, police found out that a juvenile male, who fled the scene, had also been shot during the altercation and was transported by a private vehicle to Tennova. 

Police said with the assistance of witnesses they determined that a home invasion had occurred in apartment 93, where the resident shot Johnson and the male juvenile. The third suspect fled the scene and is still being sought by police. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime and/or the third suspect involved, please contact the Detective Cody Hinson at the Cleveland Police Department 423-790-7994. Confidential tips can submitted to the Cleveland TN Police Department's Facebook messenger inbox. 

This case is still under investigation and criminal charges are pending. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Cleveland police say it was in this building at the Springbrook Apartments that two men were shot overnight.

Crime tape cornered off the parking lot at this complex for nearly six hours, while officers responded to a call of shots fired just after midnight.

"They found a male who was deceased and they found another male that was actually transported to a local hospital because of injuries,” said Sargent Evie West with the Cleveland Police Department.

Makayla lives in a unit nearby, she described the tense moments when the shots rang out.

"It sounded like cabinets being torn down, it was a bunch of screaming, it was terrifying,” Makayla said.
           
Investigators said several people were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.

"And then I heard people screaming he's dead, he's dead,” Makayla described.

Makayla went to help when she says the suspects ran past her.

"They had their hoods on and had red bandannas over their mouths and they were hunched down to where you couldn't see them,” she added.

Investigators could not confirm if they are searching for suspects but said there is not a threat to the public.

 "Knowing it was so close to my apartment where my kids are, knowing that they could've drove by and shot my kids been out playing it's just terrifying, I barely got any sleep,” Makayla said.

The apartment complex has been a trouble spot for police. In April, two people died in a triple stabbing.

"We do have a mid to higher call volume at this apartment complex and we respond obviously quite often,” Sgt. West said.

Now with the latest shooting so close to home, it has some on edge.

"There's been two murders that happened in not even a year and nothing's changed,” Makayla said.

Police say Adam Johnson,18, died from the injuries. Police have not made any arrests at this time.

Investigators say they're still piecing together witness statements and they're asking anyone with information to contact the Cleveland Police Department.


PREVIOUS STORY: A shooting in Cleveland has left one person dead.

The shooting happened off of Blackburn Road near the Spring Brook Apartment Complex.

It happened just after midnight.

No arrest has been made so far.

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