Woman shot by her son in Mt. Juliet apartment parking lot

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 17:27:27-05

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman was critically injured after being shot in the parking lot of a Mt. Juliet apartment complex Monday morning.

Police officers arrested 26-year-old Jerald Riggs for shooting his 48-year-old mother multiple times.

When officers responded to the scene around 8:30 Monday morning, they found the woman on the ground and immediately began life-saving efforts. She had numerous gunshot wounds to various parts of her body. They quickly determined that Riggs was the suspect. He was spotted nearby and arrested shortly after the shooting.

The woman was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in critical but stable condition.

Riggs lives with the woman at the apartment complex, and he admitted to police that he shot her multiple times. A nearby witness also heard the incident and called police and was able to give a detailed suspect description.

Riggs was charged with attempted criminal homicide. The investigation remains on-going as detectives continue to evaluate all aspects of this incident.