NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been charged with attempted murder after his girlfriend was shot inside a duplex in northern Nashville Wednesday afternoon.
It happened in the 1300 block of Westchester Drive, just west of Dickerson Pike.
Police said the victim’s boyfriend, Deandre Sherrill, called 911 around 3:45 p.m. stating he had found the 26-year-old woman inside the home with a gunshot wound to her back.
The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She was last listed in stable condition.
Metro police on the scene told News 2 Sherrill was the only other person at the home at the time of the shooting.
Sherrill denied any involvement.
According to an affidavit, Sherrill told police he was not at the home at the time of the shooting but “started getting a strange feeling he needed to return to the house.”
Police reported Sherrill said he found the victim bleeding heavily from a bullet hole in her lower back.
Sherrill reportedly refused to allow investigators to test his hands for gun residue.
A witness told police they saw Sherrill go inside the home around 2:30 p.m. and that no one left prior to police arrival.
The victim’s roommate’s 6-year-old son reportedly told investigators he had seen Sherrill in possession of two handguns on Wednesday.
The child said he was tired of hearing the victim and Sherrill arguing and calling each other names all day so he went outside to sit on the porch, according to police.
Sherrill was booked into the Metro jail and charged with attempted murder.
He’s being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.