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Tennessee man and 15-year-old girl suspects in killing of gas station attendant

May 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Tennessee man and 15-year-old girl suspects in killing of gas station attendant

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A Tennessee man who is suspected of murdering a gas station attendant while on the run with a 15-year-old teen was taken into custody Wednesday, and the unharmed teen is also a suspect in the slaying.

Police arrested Daniel Clark arrested just after he was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s 10 Most Wanted list. He is suspected of killing John Daniel Stevens, 58, during an attempted robbery in Nashville on Tuesday.

The 15-year-old girl, Trinity Quinn, was shopping at the Exxon mobile station when Clark opened fire killing the gas station attendant, The Tennessean reported.

They were both seen on surveillance video at the scene of the murder. (MNPD NASHVILLE VIA TWITTER)

“Both individuals are under investigation for homicide,” Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron said. “It is this department’s belief that (the teen) had the opportunity to flee. We do not see any indication that she was held against her will.”

Authorities began searching for the two suspects in Nashville after they were recorded on surveillance footage at the gas station. Police recovered Clark’s vehicle in a nearby parking lot and believed he and the teen fled on foot.

They were discovered on an embankment behind some trees by Nashville officers after a dump truck driver noticed the teen on the side of the road.

She was last seen in the town of Dayton, which is located roughly 150 miles from Nashville, at 7 a.m. Monday at an elementary school.

Metro police captured homicide suspect Daniel Clark and a missing 15-year-old girl in the woods off Old Hickory Boulevard on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (MNPD)

Investigators say Clark was a friend of the family who had been “grooming” the teen for a while.

Clark is facing a homicide charge, and the girl has not yet been charged in the case.

Stevens was struck by multiple bullets when he tried to wrestle the gun away from Clark.

“He was the gentlest man,” his sister-in-law Elise Stevens said. “He wouldn’t hurt anyone.”

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