NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man is behind bars for multiple charges after a woman he used to date was shot in Nashville Wednesday night, authorities said.
According to an arrest warrant released overnight, the victim told police she saw 24-year-old Justin Cortez Cross’ vehicle following her when she was driving away from her home. Then, she said Cross cut her off, got out of his vehicle, pointed a handgun at her vehicle, and fired several shots.
One of the bullets hit the victim on the right side of her body, officials said. However, there is no word on her condition at this time.
Cross also told authorities he followed the victim and cut her off, but he said he was aiming the gun at the passenger’s side of the victim’s vehicle, adding that he believed he recognized the person in the front passenger seat, per the court document.
The affidavit states Cross and the victim were “previously in a dating relationship,” but they do not live together.
According to records from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Cross was booked into the Downtown Detention Center during the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 12.
He is currently being held on a $677,500 bond for attempted criminal homicide, especially aggravated stalking, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor vandalism, officials said.