Ex-boyfriend jailed in shooting of Nashville woman - WKRN News 2

Ex-boyfriend jailed in shooting of Nashville woman

Posted: Updated: March 13, 2012 09:50 PM CDT
Kelvin Pickett, 41, was wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend twice Tuesday morning. Kelvin Pickett, 41, was wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend twice Tuesday morning.

For the third time in as many months, Nashville police officers arrested Kelvin Pickett following an alleged act of violence against his ex-girlfriend.

Pickett, 41, was wanted on one count of attempted criminal homicide for shooting the woman twice Tuesday morning as she left her Garfield Street residence.

Officers reached out to members of Pickett's family and arranged a telephone conversation.

During the conversation, Pickett agreed to surrender himself at Riverfront Park where he was taken into custody without incident a short time later.

Pickett is being held in the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Detectives say Pickett, who was under an order of protection to stay away from the woman, who was waiting for her outside her home and opened fire when she got into her Chevrolet Blazer around at 5:30 a.m.

Despite gunshot wounds to her abdomen and shoulder, the 39-year-old managed to speed away.

She ran a red light at Charlotte Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard and was stopped by an officer, who, after seeing that she was shot, immediately called for an ambulance.

The woman, who Nashville's News 2 has not identified because she is a victim of domestic violence, was listed midday Tuesday in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

At the time of Tuesday's shooting, police said Pickett was free on bond following two prior domestic-related incidents against the same victim.

Pickett was arrested and charged January 29 with kidnapping and three counts of domestic assault for incidents that occurred on December 11 and on Christmas Day.

He was served with the order of protection while in jail.

Pickett's bond was set at $9,000 and he was released January 30.

On March 2, Pickett was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation, felony violation of the order of protection and telephone harassment.

His bond on those charges was set at $31,000 and he was released from jail on March 6.

All of the charges against Pickett are pending.

A hearing is set for later this month.

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