Henry Talley, 30, is accused of shooting his estranged girlfriend, Ronkeisha Briley, at the Rivergate area vision center where she works.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A gunman shot two people inside a Rivergate vision center Wednesday afternoon before turning the gun on himself.
Metro police said Henry Talley, 30, entered the Visionworks located at 1701 Gallatin Pike around 2:15 p.m. and opened fired on his estranged girlfriend, Ronkeisha Briley, an employee at the store, after a brief confrontation.
Briley, 26, was shot several times, but managed to flee to the rear of the business.
A 23-year-old co-worker was grazed by a bullet.
Two officers in the area spotted Talley's vehicle, a maroon Pontiac, as he fled and initiated a traffic stop.
Before the officers could reach the driver's door, Talley put a gun to his chin and pulled the trigger, police said.
Talley was still alive and conscious when he was taken from the scene by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Briley suffered critical injuries and was also taken to Vanderbilt. She and Talley were last listed in critical condition.
Police said the injured employee was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and has been treated and released.
According to authorities, Talley was arrested for domestic assault in July after he punched Briley in the face. The couple is said to have a child together.
Talley was also arrested in 2002 for voluntary manslaughter. He received a 15-year sentence, which was served, in part, in a community corrections program.
Authorities said Talley has previous domestic assault convictions, too, as well as convictions for cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Thursday, police issued arrest warrants charging Talley with attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and order of protection violation for Wednesday's shooting.
Police said Talley will be taken to jail when his medical condition allows for the transfer.