Man Charged In South Nashville Apartment Complex Shooting

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Man Charged In South Nashville Apartment Complex Shooting

CREATED May 22, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man was able to identify the man who allegedly shot him outside a south Nashville apartment complex last month.

Officials with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the victim was able to identify 26-year-old Jermaine Comer as his assailant within minutes of being shown a photo lineup. The victim was brought to the Hermitage Police Precinct on Tuesday night to talk with detectives about the shooting in April.

On the night of April 12, the victim told officers that he was in his car with his then-girlfriend on Charles E. Davis Boulevard when he told her he wanted to break up.

When he refused to take her to his apartment to pick up her belongings, Comer-- who was armed with a gun-- allegedly jumped in the backseat of the car and demanded that he drive them to the apartment to get the woman’s things.

Comer allegedly held the gun to the victim’s head the entire drive. When they got to the apartments off Briley Parkway, the victim told police he decided to try to make a run for it, and that’s when Comer allegedly shot him.

The victim said he tried to block the bullet with his hand, and the bullet went through his hand and into his thigh. After he was shot, he told police that Comer came up to him and put the gun against his head and allegedly tried to fire again but the gun was jammed.

Comer then allegedly struck the victim in the head with the gun, and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

After being identified in a lineup, Comer was booked into the Metro Jail Wednesday night and charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated kidnapping. His bond was set at $750,000.