NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a self-defense claim in connection with a deadly shooting in Madison Sunday afternoon.

According to dispatch, a shooting was reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 from the intersection of Rio Vista Drive and State Route 45.

Rio Vista OHB shooting
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Metro police said 71-year-old Alden Jones was speeding and cutting off other drivers while driving through Hermitage and Old Hickory. When Jones came to a stop at the traffic light at State Route 45 and Rio Vista Drive, he reportedly got out of his vehicle, approached the vehicle directly behind him, and began banging on the driver’s side window with a pistol.

Police said 36-year-old Ricky Frizzell was behind the car Jones was banging on. When Frizzell told Jones to stop, Jones then reportedly approached Frizzell’s car.

Frizzell then got out of his car and reportedly yelled at Jones to stop and not come any closer, saying he was also armed with a gun. Police said Jones ignored him and continued to approach when Frizzell shot and killed him. Frizzell told police he shot Jones because he was trying to protect himself and his wife, who was a passenger in their vehicle, according to investigators.

Metro police said Frizzell and his wife were fully cooperative with detectives and witnesses backed up their claims.

The investigation remains ongoing and will involved the District Attorney’s Office at the conclusion.

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