Rickman, Lonnezz

Lonnezz Rickman

An 18-year-old has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say he shot a driver in the leg and stole his car last month. 

The shooting took place outside a residence in the 250-block of Santa Monica Boulevard off Dobbins Pike just north of Gallatin shortly before 9 a.m. on Dec. 17, according to officials with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told police he had given the suspect, later identified as Lonnezz Rickman, a ride from Goodlettsville to the residence in order to by Xanax, according to an arrest affidavit.

“The victim stated that he walked behind the residence and (Rickman) pulled a handgun on him and shot him,” Det. Lance Hampton with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office wrote in the affidavit.

Law enforcement officials say Rickman then fled the scene in the victim’s 2013 Buick Lacrosse, which was found in Antioch later that afternoon.

Gallatin police arrested Rickman on Dec. 26 after an officer spotted him in a breezeway at the Econo Lodge on West Main Street shortly before 10 p.m., according to an arrest affidavit. He was also found in possession of a loaded handgun that was reported stolen out of Wilson County.

In addition to attempted first-degree murder, Rickman is also charged with theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft up to $1,000 and harassment, according to court records. His bond was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Feb. 5.

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