One Murfreesboro man was shot in Nashville early Monday morning and a second man, also from Murfreesboro, fired back at the suspect. As a result of the shooting, Metro Police have confirmed that 47-Year-old Ricky House will be charged with attempted criminal homicide.
The shooting was reported at the Citgo gas station at 500 Main Street in East Nashville just before 12:45 Monday morning. Metro Police have not released the name of the Murfreesboro man who was non-critically injured in the shooting, but did say he is 39-years-of-age. House, who is the named suspect in the case, was also wounded by return fire, allegedly in self-defense, from a 23-year-old man who is also from Murfreesboro. Suspect House remains hospitalized at this time.
The two Murfreesboro victims work at the East Nashville gas station and were outside when House approached them wanting to return items he claimed to have purchased Sunday night. When the 23-year-old told House he’d have to wait for the manager to return, House allegedly pulled out a Glock pistol and threatened both men.
The 39-year-old victim who was shot - - reportedly tried to disarm House and during a struggle between the men, House fired twice. The 23-year-old returned fire striking House multiple times. The 39-year-old victim was struck once during the shooting.
Both House and the 39-year-old man from Murfreesboro were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Glock pistol and the 23-year-old’s revolver (seen in the photo) were recovered by Metro Police Officers.
Police say that after reviewing surveillance video from Citgo, warrants were issued against House, charging him with attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment, and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He will be arrested upon his release from the hospital.
Source: Metro Nashville Police
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