19-year-old John Harris was involved in a shooting at the Days Inn on Highway 76 on December 17th. Officers received a call from a complainant that they heard a gunshot in the parking lot and that he saw two black males and females leave in a red vehicle. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 9mm shell casing in the parking lot in front of a room. Officers were informed by hotel staff that the room belonged to John Harris. Surveillance footage shows Harris pointing a pistol at a black male’s face and body and then shooting at the male’s feet. The video also showed that during the shooting, there were other bystanders nearby. Officers made contact with Harris at his residence on Kendrick Street. Harris told them that he had gotten into a verbal altercation with a friend and fired the shot in self-defense. John Harris was taken into custody and charged with reckless endangerment on December 20th.
John Milton Harris of Kendrick Street in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on December 20th, charged with reckless endangerment. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $10,000.
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