NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Madison man has been charged with shooting a neighbor and his girlfriend at the Madison apartment complex Sunday.
According to Metro police, Justin Ford admitted to firing a “warning shot” into the courtyard he shared with a neighbor after arguing with him and his girlfriend.
Ford said he and his neighbor had been drinking in Ford’s apartment late Sunday, but the neighbor had left when he began to feel sick. Ford said he stopped by the neighbor’s apartment a few hours later to check on him, which is when the victim’s girlfriend began accusing Ford of drugging his drink.
Ford then allegedly began assaulting and choking the woman, who police said had bruises on her throat and arms, chapped lips, multiple missing teeth and scratches on her neck and chest. and ankles. The neighbor then defended his girlfriend, hitting Ford several times, he informed the police.
At the time, police said Ford took his shotgun from under the sofa and fired what he called a “warning shot” into the shared concrete yard. Witnesses at the scene confirmed to police that they saw Ford grab a gun and point it before hearing gunshots. Police said Ford admitted to being intoxicated and opening fire on a shared concrete yard outside the apartment.
Ford is being held in Metro Jail on a more serious charge of assault with a deadly weapon count. If convicted, Ford faces 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
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