Video: A body cam footage shows the moment a man shot and killed himself right in front of a police officer. The man had earlier shot his former girlfriend and her mother in their home in Nashville.
The man identified as 54 years old Jeffrey Carlson was wanted for shooting two women earlier. He was been confronted by MNPD Sgt. Michael Hunnicutt who had pulled his gun out at him and was ordering him to put his firearm down.
However, Jeffrey Carlson put the gun underneath his chin and pulled the trigger. The police officer also fired a shot, probably in reaction to the shot from the suspect, but missed.
Police say they believe Jeffrey Carlson shot two women Friday evening in West Nashville during a domestic dispute.
Both women sustained non-life-threatening injuries but Carlson was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
About the incidence of the shooting of the two women, a call was put to 911 at 5:20 p.m. about a shooting at a home in the 5700 block of California Avenue -where Jeffrey Carlson’s ex-girlfriend lives. At the scene, the homeowner’s 79-year-old mother was found in the front year with multiple, critical gunshot wounds.
Carlson’s ex-girlfriend was then found about half a mile away in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of 52nd Avenue where neighbors were giving her medical aid, she was also shot.
According to police, the woman told investigators that when she came home Carlson was inside and immediately shot her. She ran out the back door. The woman’s mother was then shot before she tried to run out the front door.
Jeffrey Carlson also ran out the front door and attempted to carjack a vehicle in the 5700 block of California Avenue.
Police also said they have no prior reports of domestic violence between Carlson and the women.