Police: Man shot his mom in parking lot of Mt. Juliet apartment complex

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mt. Juliet police are investigating after a woman was critically wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Meridian at Providence Apartments on Providence Trail near Belinda Parkway.

According to police, officers found a 48-year-old woman on the ground and immediately began life-saving efforts after they found multiple gunshot wounds to her body.

She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she remains in critical but stable condition.

Jerald Riggs, 26, was spotted nearby and quickly arrested. Police said they discovered Riggs lived in the complex with his mother and he confirmed using a small-caliber handgun to shoot her multiple times.

Jerald Riggs (Photo: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

Riggs was charged with attempted criminal homicide.

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