Police: East Nashville shooting was domestic-related murder-suicide

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police responded to a shooting in East Nashville Thursday afternoon that has since been determined to be a domestic-related murder-suicide.

Police said they received a call just before 12:30 p.m. from Terry Moyers, who reportedly said he had shot a woman inside a home in the 700 block of Chickasaw Avenue and stated he was going to kill himself.

Upon arrival just minutes later, officers found Moyers standing outside the East Nashville home pointing a gun to his head.

“The officers tried in earnest to try to get him to surrender to them,” police spokesman Don Aaron said. “Their efforts were not successful. As the officers watched, Moyers shot himself and killed himself.”

Inside the home, police discovered the 30-year-old Veronica Warren’s body inside a bedroom. The couple’s roommate told police Moyers and Warren has been arguing before the shooting.

Veronica Warren (Courtesy: Warren family)

The roommate said during the argument he distracted the couple’s 3-year-old daughter.

After Warren was shot, the roommate told police Moyers told him he had killed her and that he was going to kill himself.

Aaron said Moyers also gave the roommate his next-of-kin contact and information about his affairs before ultimately shooting himself outside of the home.

“I begged him not to, I cried, I did everything in my power to keep him from doing it. And he asked me to carry his little girl across the street,” said Marvin Rediker. “She was my friend, he was my friend, you know it’s just a sad situation.”

The roommate and another man who lives in a building on the same property were able to take the couple’s daughter to safety. She was not present when Moyers shot himself.

Terry Moyers (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Aaron said the little girl was not hurt and the Department of Children’s Services has been notified of the incident.

The police department says it has prior reports of disputes between the couple, most of which were unrelated to actual violence.

Angela Warren, Veronica’s mother, says Veronica was addicted to opioids, and it was addiction between both she and Moyers that led to today’s events.

“My daughter was a wonderful person, she would give you the shirt off her back, she just had a pill addiction,” said Warren. “That was the only thing bad that happened to her, was being addicted to these drugs that are out here on the streets. That we cannot seem to get rid of. But other than that, we loved her so much, she was so precious and so beautiful.”