ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 31-year-old man was killed and another was taken to the hospital after a shootout in Antioch.
The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Hickory Hollow Terrace around 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to Metro police, Anthony Lovell Carter and three friends went to the complex to speak with Tracy Jackson, 26, who lives in an apartment in the complex, about $100 allegedly owed to Carter.
Following a discussion about the money between the group and Jackson, the group of friends returned to their BMW SUV and attempted to leave. While waiting on the gate to open, Jackson parked behind the BMW and got into a physical altercation with the Carter, according to authorities.
Metro police reported Jackson produced a handgun and opened fire on Carter, who was shot several times before his friends retrieved guns and fired back.
Carter was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Jackson was taken to a hospital by a friend and was transferred to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Upon his release from the hospital, Jackson was taken into custody on a criminal homicide warrant.
This leaves neighbors like Kendra McFadden worried about their safety. The gunshots rang out with a children’s playground just feet away — somewhere McFadden’s 3- and 5-year-old boys spend a lot of their time.
“We were pretty shaken up, especially with how the community is set up,” McFadden said. “My sons love the park, so I got up and decided to take him to the park… when things like that happen, it is a shock.”
All three of the friends of the victim stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, as did neighbors.
While this is an active investigation, police say they believe the motive to be an argument over $100.