NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said a suspect is in custody after a shooting in South Nashville left a man in “extremely critical condition” Tuesday night.
The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Shawn Drive in the Paragon Mills area on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
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The incident began after 19-year-old Eduardo Paz spotted his ex-girlfriend sitting in a parked vehicle with her current boyfriend, authorities said.
Paz then approached the vehicle on foot, pulled out a rifle and fired numerous rounds toward the 22-year-old man through the front windshield, according to police.
Officers at the scene said the driver was struck at least once and taken to a local hospital in “extremely critical condition.” However, the ex-girlfriend was not injured, even though she was in the front passenger seat.
After the shooting, Paz allegedly fled the scene in a car, but patrol officers later spotted a vehicle matching its description in the 4800 block of Highlander Cove. Authorities said Paz was taken into custody at a nearby home during the early morning hours on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Paz was charged with felony attempted criminal homicide and felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to officials. He remains in Metro Jail on a $550,000 bond.
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