Son Charged After Shooting Mother Multiple Times in Apartment Complex Parking Lot

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – 26-year-old Jerald Riggs of Mt. Juliet was apprehended and booked into the Wilson County Jail after shooting his 48-year-old mother multiple times this morning. Around 8:30 a.m. officers were summoned to the parking lot of Meridian at Providence apartments, at 120 Providence Trail, in regards to a shooting. Officers arrived to find the female victim on the ground in the parking lot, and they immediately began life-saving efforts after discovering numerous gunshot wounds to various parts of her body. It was quickly determined who the suspect was, and Riggs was spotted nearby and apprehended.

Photo of Shooting Scene with Crime Scene Tape and Police Vehicles

The victim was immediately transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in critical but stable condition. Detectives responded to process the scene, collecting all facts and evidence.

Further investigation revealed that Riggs lived with the victim at the apartment complex, and he confirmed using a small-caliber handgun to shoot the victim multiple times. A nearby witness heard the incident and called police, providing a detailed suspect description.

Booking photo of 26-year-old Jerald Riggs

26-year-old Jerald Riggs of Mt. Juliet

Detectives obtained a warrant, charging Riggs with Attempted Criminal Homicide. The investigation remains on-going as detectives continue to evaluate all aspects of this incident.