Missing Dayton Teen spotted in Nashville; Person of interest in disappearance now wanted for murder
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF)- Nashville Police released surveillance images Wednesday morning of the person of interest in the search for a missing teen Trinity Quinn from Dayton, Tennessee. Daniel Clark is suspected of having something to do with the disappearance of Quinn. Clark is accused of shooting and killing an Exxon clerk in Nashville.
The shooting happened last night around 9:30. According to police, Clark entered the store with Quinn moments before the clerk was shot in an attempted armed robbery. Nashville officials have identified the clerk as 58-year-old John Daniel Stevens.
Police say the two fled on foot after the shooting. Our sister station confirmed that Clark’s Pontiac was found in a nearby the parking lot.
This is a car that was being towed away from the scene Wednesday morning.
Clark is considered armed and dangerous. Police began searching around a vacant elementary school that is located across the street from the gas station where the shooting occurred. Brookmeade Elementary is not in use at this time.
Dayton police say Quinn was last seen Monday morning at Rhea Central Elementary School, where she was catching a bus to the high school. Family members say that her grandmother dropped her off at the bus stop, but she never made it to the high school. She was wearing a camouflage hoodie, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.
Investigators in Dayton had identified Clark as the person of interest in the case. Quinn’s mother says he is a family friend. Dayton Police believed they left the area in Clark’s brown 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan, with Tennessee tag, Y4011M. Nashville Police say they found his car in a parking lot close to where the shooting occurred.
Police are handing out these flyers in the community as they urge residents to stay inside until Clark is in custody. We will continue to update this story and bring you the latest on air on News 12 Now.