ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said a man has been arrested for his connection to a deadly shooting that occurred in Antioch Friday night.
Officers said they responded to a shooting call in the 4700 block of McBride Road at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Friday, March 17.
According to police, they found 19-year-old Eric Contreras lying in the street with a wound to his head. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
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Meanwhile, authorities said they discovered Contreras’ pregnant girlfriend, 18, injured inside a car, but she is expected to survive.
An investigation into the incident determined that Contreras and his girlfriend were sitting in the vehicle on McBride Road when Kevin Rivera, 19, arrived, according to officials.
Contreras and Rivera reportedly had a short conversation before the shots were fired.
Police said the shooting appears to be related to “an ongoing dispute,” adding that the three individuals involved in the incident knew each other.
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On Saturday, March 18, authorities announced that MNPD detectives and members of the La Vergne Police Department took Rivera into custody just before 5 a.m. at a home along Farmingdale Drive in La Vergne.
Rivera has been charged with criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide in connection with Contreras’ death and his girlfriend’s injury, officials said.
No further information was released.
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