Woman Shot While Holding Infant; 2 Suspects Sought

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:51:21-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Police have asked the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted for shooting a 31-year-old woman while she was holding her infant son.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near University Court and 1st Avenue South around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Officials with Metro Police said 18-year-old Terrance Kimbrough and 31-year-old Darryl Starks are wanted for three counts of aggravated assault and one count attempted homicide.

According to police, Sheranda Jones was holding her 7-month-old son and standing on her porch with two other men, Martez Parham and her cousin, Ernest Eddie, when the suspects allegedly fired at them from a vehicle.

Jones was struck in the head and fell, causing her son to receive minor abrasions. Police said Eddie sustained a graze wound and refused treatment.

Jones was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition.

Detectives believe that Parham and Eddie were the intended targets.

According to police, Starks has previous convictions for aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, fraud, and reckless endangerment.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 75-CRIME.