2 MTSU students arrested after shots are fired at Riverdale High

Aug 28, 2015

Credit RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say two Middle Tennessee State University students have been arrested after a pellet gun was fired near a girl’s soccer game at Riverdale High School.

In a statement released late Friday morning, Sheriff Robert Arnold says Murfreesboro residents Mohamad Nasoah Al-Dahan and Khaled Mahfouz, have both been charged with felony reckless endangerment with a weapon. 

The release says School Resource Officer James Coots heard the sound of  shots as he watched the soccer match Thursday evening. He reportedly turned to see the barrel of a gun protruding out the passenger side window of a Toyota near him before it speed away.

The officer gave chase, pulled the vehicle over, and arrested the two 21-year-old men inside. Coots says he found a pellet rifle on the floor of the car.

Both men are being held on $25,000 bond at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

There have been no reports of injuries among the athletes or spectators attending the soccer game on the high school grounds.