DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is dead after being shot in Dickson on Tuesday morning.
According to a release from Dickson police, the shooting happened at a home on North Charlotte Street.
Detectives say 23-year-old Edilzar Geronimo-Ramirez was shot and taken to Horizon Medical Center. He had surgery and was then transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Investigators say a 59-year-old resident on North Charlotte Street is the person who shot Geronimo-Ramirez. Police say they were in a physical confrontation in the resident’s driveway at the time of the shooting.
Detectives say the resident had just gotten home after 8 a.m. with his grandchildren when Geronimo-Ramirez pulled into his driveway and got out of his car to confront him.
The resident told police the Geronimo-Ramirez started shouting at him in Spanish and ‘advanced on him’ before the resident retrieved a gun from his car. After the resident fired a shot into the ground, Geronimo-Ramirez advanced on the resident again, chasing him around the car and grabbing him before he was shot once in the chest and fell to the ground. The resident told police his grandkids were still inside the car while all of this was happening.
While the resident was on the phone with 911, Geronimo-Ramirez got up and ran into the woods behind the home. First responders found him in a small pasture a few hundred yards behind the home. He was taken to the hospital.
The resident said he did not know Geronimo-Ramirez and had no previous interaction with him. Upon investigation, police say the both the resident and Geronimo-Ramirez’s vehicles were seen on security video from a business on Henslee Drive and there did not appear to be any problems between them.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.