Two killed in murder-suicide on Harold Dr. in Nashville

Posted at 3:43 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 23:42:51-05

Officers responded to a shooting in Nashville in which two people died.

It happened Thursday afternoon on the 1000 block of Harold Drive. A neighbor reported the shooting after he received a text from 47-year-old Sonny Coulter next door, saying Coulter killed a man in his home.

When officers responded to the home, they heard a shotgun blast coming from the back of the home near the back yard.

Once in the home, they found Coulter, who had sent the text, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They also found a 29-year-old Ethan Love dead in the front yard.

According to police, the two men were involved in a relationship with the same woman. She was currently in a relationship with the 29-year-old and the 47-year-old was her ex, with whom she had children with.

The woman called Coulter using FaceTime. During the call, she noticed Love’s body on the ground. Coulter told her that he wasn't going to prison and where police would find his own body. 

He pulled the trigger seconds after arriving officers called out to him.

Police said its not clear why Love was at Coulter's home. The woman told police she didn't know why the two would have been together either. The two had been involved in recent disputes. In one, on November 18, Love alleged that Coulter threatened him with a shovel.

None of the children were in the home at the time.

Coulter had an extensive criminal history including aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and violating the sex offender registry.