NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say a man is in custody after a woman was killed in an apparent random shooting in East Nashville late Sunday night.
Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Summer Place just after 10 p.m. to respond to reports of a shooting within the James Cayce housing complex.
At the scene, officers discovered 61-year-old Linda Williams in the upstairs bathroom of her residence suffering from a single gunshot wound. Williams was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she later died.
At the scene, officers told a News 2 crew that a man was seen in the area firing shots and allegedly pointed the gun at the window of the woman’s apartment.
An arrest affidavit identifies the man as 40-year-old Montez Dequone Dennis. Preliminary investigation shows Dennis was seen exiting a residence located directly across Williams apartment when the shooting occurred.
Detectives say video footage allegedly shows Dennis standing in the doorway of the residence when he fired a shot toward her apartment.
Court records state that the bullet traveled into her bathroom window, through a shampoo bottle that was sitting on a windowsill, and then went through a shower curtain before fatally striking Williams.
After firing the shot, Dennis reportedly reentered his residence and remained inside, according to an arrest affidavit.
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Officials say after reviewing surveillance video officers entered the residence that Dennis was occupying and detained him. Inside the residence, officers found two firearms on the kitchen floor.
During an interview, Dennis allegedly told officers that he was attempting to “unjam” a gun while standing outside.
Dennis was taken into custody and charged with criminal homicide. He is being held at Metro Jail without bond.
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