ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police arrested a 23-year-old man on three counts of attempted murder in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend, her unborn child, and her current boyfriend at the Cedar Pointe Apartments in Antioch late Wednesday night.
According to investigators, Brian T. Mitchell shot a 23-year-old woman and her 28-year-old boyfriend. When they arrived, they found a 6–7-month pregnant on the ground with gunshot wounds to her chest, abdomen, and legs. Her boyfriend was found on the ground with gunshot wounds to his chest and hip.
The woman told responding officers and witnesses that Mitchell shot them. Her boyfriend told officers that they were walking up the stairs in the breezeway toward their apartment when they were shot.
Both victims were rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. An emergency Caesarean section was performed on the woman to save her and her daughter. The child is in extremely critical condition. The woman is in critical but stable condition, and her boyfriend is in stable condition.
Mitchell was spotted Thursday afternoon in South Nashville by undercover investigators driving through the intersection of Charlotte Avenue and Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. where he was stopped and taken into custody.
Mitchell is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bond.