Man charged with shooting woman in face in Madison

Madison shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested early Saturday morning for shooting a woman in the face Thursday in Madison.

Police reported Robert Ward, 22, shot Valerie Carter, who is also known as Valerie Robinson, at the corner of Bixler and Cumberland avenues around 9:30 a.m.

Valerie Carter aka Valerie Robinson
Valerie Carter

A woman Ward had been staying with reportedly told detectives Friday he admitted to shooting Carter.

The woman claimed Ward said he wanted to shoot Carter two more additional times but someone came out of a nearby home so he fled the scene.

The bullet went through her cheek and into her neck.

Carter, 33, was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where officials say she is in stable but critical condition.

Ward has previous felony Schedule VI drug convictions in Sumner County.

Investigators believe the shooting may have been drug related.

Ward was booked in the Metro jail and charged with attempted criminal homicide. He is being held in lieu of $350,000.

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