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Suspect charged in shooting death of teenager


Clarksville Police officials said detectives have worked relentlessly, following leads and conducting the investigation since the shooting of the 17-year-old driver of the red Dodge Charger on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Quantavious Golliday, 26, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody Wednesday, Sept. 13, one week following the shooting that took place on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and Holliday Drive.

Police said Golliday, who has a violent criminal history, was arrested at a business on Providence Boulevard.

The suspect has previous convictions of aggravated assault and Schedule II drugs from 2017 and is well known to law enforcement, according to police.

Golliday, who has additional charges pending in Montgomery County Circuit Court and General Sessions Court, was arrested Sept. 5, one day prior to the shooting, for a Violation of Probation warrant.

According to a release by police, detectives and agents with the Clarksville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Golliday and charged him with First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder. 

Golliday has also been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, prohibited weapons (brass knuckles) and manufacture, delivery and sale of a controlled substance. 

Police said Golliday had in his possession several different narcotics including fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine.  

There was a 17-year-old female passenger in the Dodge Charger at the time of the shooting but was not injured.  

Officials said the case remains an ongoing investigation and other charges are pending.   Anyone with information or additional video footage is asked to please contact Detective Goble, (931) 648-0656, ext. 5323, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward call the Clarksville