NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman is in extremely critical condition after her ex partner shot her and her father at a home in Antioch Monday afternoon.
Metro police reported 27-year-old James Leggett was taken into custody after the shooting on Vanna Court. Leggett reportedly kicked in the door of the home and opened fire on the woman, mother and her sleeping father.
The 24-year-old woman had an order of protection against Legett. The couple married in 2020 and had since separated, according to Metro police.
According to an arrest warrant, Leggett had been texting and calling the woman all day prior to the shooting and went to her cousin’s home to look for her.
The woman reported seeing Leggett outside the home on Vanna Court with a handgun and locked herself in a bedroom with her mother and father while calling 911, according to an arrest warrant.
Leggett reportedly kicked in the front door, went to the bedroom and apologized for putting her through “this” moments before opening fire on the family.
The woman was shot in the chest and leg and suffered “extremely critical” injuries. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she underwent surgery.
Her 46-year-old father was shot in his jaw and his hand, but his injuries were not critical. The mother was not wounded.
Leggett fled into a wooded area after the gunfire and eventually surrendered to police. He told police he used his father’s .38 revolver in the shooting, which he hid in the woods and showed officers where they could located it on Google Maps, according to an arrest warrant.
He was booked into the Metro jail and charged with attempted criminal homicide, stalking, felony possession of a handgun, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
The investigation is ongoing.
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