Mother Shoots Boyfriend To Protect Children

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 15:57:35-04

A mother said she shot her boyfriend in her apartment to protect her children from him.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Ridge Apartments on Buena Vista Pike in North Nashville.

The woman called authorities explaining what she did. She stated that in defense of her children who were being attacked by her boyfriend, she shot him.

The boyfriend drove himself to Skyline Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.

The woman's children corroborated her statements and had visible injuries. The investigation remained ongoing.