Nathaniel Garner


An ex-boyfriend was apprehended for allegedly shooting his former girlfriend Wednesday at her home, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant said in a press release.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, was treated by Emergency Medical Services paramedics and taken to a Nashville hospital, said RCSO Det. Lt. Todd Sparks.

“Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening,” Sparks said.

Ex-boyfriend Nathaniel Garner, 49, of John Rice Boulevard was charged with aggravated domestic assault, the RCSO said.

“Other charges may be pending based on statements he made to us and based on the evidence we collected,” Sparks said.

Detectives were planning to interview the victim, Sparks said.

Garner called the Sheriff’s Office to report the shooting and his location, the RCSO said. A dispatcher asked him to stop. Deputies Nickolas Madore and Sean White located him on Medical Center Parkway and took him into custody.

Some lanes on Medical Center Parkway were closed while detectives obtained evidence, the RCSO said. Detectives are still investigating.

Garner was being held on $50,000 bond at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A hearing is set Feb. 20 in General Sessions Court.

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