Killed – Anderous Reid (Nashville, TN)

Anderous Reid

The couple involved in a fatal shooting Saturday at a Bellevue apartment complex had a lengthy history of violence.

Jessica Cothon, 29, shot the father of her two children after she says he physically attacked her about 4 a.m. at the Hallmark of Bellevue Apartments on River Road.

Anderous Reid, 39, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Cothon hasn’t been charged in connection with Reid’s death, and Metro police say this is one of those cases where a grand jury will likely decide whether to prosecute.

Anderous Reid, 39, was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. by Jessica Cothon, 29.

West Precinct detectives are continuing to investigate a West Nashville woman’s report that she fatally wounded her boyfriend in self-defense during an overnight domestic-related fight inside their River Road apartment.

Anderous Reid, 39, was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. by Jessica Cothon, 29. Also home at the time were the couple’s two children (three-year-old girl and six-year-old boy), Cothon’s 11-year-old daughter, and Cothon’s mother. Police department counselors responded to assist the children.

Cothon was fully cooperative with detectives and said that Reid was physically attacking her in a bedroom when she retrieved her pistol and fired. Reid was hit in the midsection and died at the scene. No charges are being placed against Cothon at present. The case file, as a matter of routine, will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review at the conclusion of the investigation.


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