NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The man suspected of shooting his girlfriend Wednesday night near downtown Nashville already faced an attempted homicide charge in Dickson, authorities said.
Metro police responded around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday to a shooting in the area of the Tony Sudekum Apartments on University Court.
When officers arrived, they said they found a woman in the street with a gunshot wound to her leg. She told police that she met up with her boyfriend, Arerion Thompson to discuss repaying a debt, when an argument escalated and Thompson grabbed her hair.
The victim said she grabbed pepper spray, as Thompson pulled out a handgun and fired a gunshot into the air. The victim was shot as she ran from her boyfriend, police said.
According to Dickson police, Thompson was out of jail on bond on an attempted homicide charge that stemmed from a shooting on Schrader Heights. No additional information was available about the charge.
Anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts is urged to contact Nashville Crimestoppers at 615-74-CRIME.