A Gallatin man has been charged with attempted criminal homicide after police say he confronted a man seeing his ex-girlfriend and shot him in the face during an altercation earlier this month.
The shooting occurred after Caleb R. Hall, 26, drove to the 520-block of Bentley Street to confront the victim around 6:44 p.m. on June 5, according to Lt. Lamar Ballard with the Gallatin Police Department.
“During the event, (Hall) pulled the gun, an altercation ensued and the victim got shot in the face,” Ballard said. “The reasoning behind it… I don’t know that we know that.”
The victim, identified by police as 23-year-old Evan Carroll, was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment and surgery.
Following the shooting, police say Hall contacted his father Russell Wayne Hall who hid his son’s .25-caliber Raven Arms handgun in a camper at his home on Barton Drive in Gallatin, according to court documents. The 51-year-old is charged with tampering with evidence along with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
A witness to the shooting was also arrested after an uncapped needle that was hidden in her clothing stuck a female Gallatin police officer who was patting her down before transporting her to be interviewed.
Elizabeth F. Rivera-Garcia, 35, is charged with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, false reports to an officer and unlawful possession of drug paraphrenia. According to an arrest affidavit, she told police she had forgotten about the needle “due to all of the excitment and commotion with the shooting.”
As of Friday, Caleb Hall was being held in the Sumner County Jail on $425,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Aug. 5.
Separate court hearings have also been set for Russell Hall on July 6 and Elizabeth Rivera-Garcia on Aug. 19.