Police Develop Location Where Stray Bullets Are Originating, Seven Homes Struck by Stray Bullets

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Stray bullets have struck several homes recently in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood, and Mt. Juliet Police are very concerned with this activity and are hoping to identify the source of the bullets. On May 29, 2014 a bullet went through the window of a homeowner, who located the round in the living room couch. Six additional incidents recently occurred, reported on August 19 and August 22, where additional homes were struck. After learning about stray bullets coming into their neighborhood, three additional residents reported that their homes were struck.

The homes that were struck are in close proximity and no more than 2500 feet apart. It is believed that the stray bullets are coming from recreational shooting or hunting on nearby property. Police have developed a small area where they believe the shots are being fired from, which is on property between the Del Webb – Lake Providence neighborhood and Beckwith Road corridor. Shooting or firing any projectile is prohibited by Mt. Juliet City Code. However, the shots are originating from property that is not in the city limits. Prior to noticing the bullet holes, witnesses stated that they would hear frequent gun shots between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mt. Juliet Police continue to warn area residents about the stray bullet activity and knock on doors in the area where shots possibly came from. Police are encouraging residents to call if they hear loud gun shots near their homes so the location can be investigated.

Locations of Homes Struck by Stray Bullets:

  • 400 Block of Battle Flag Lane
  • 600 Block of Belinda Parkway
  • 500 Block of Caliber Lane
  • 1400 Block of Hilltop Drive
  • 100 Block of Privateer Lane
  • 100 Block of Privateer Lane
  • 200 Block of Sutler Place
Area Where Bullets Were Possibly Fired From

Area Where Bullets Were Possibly Fired From

Anyone with any information regarding the stray bullet incidents are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .