Police have now identified the two men involved in the fatal shooting that happened Tuesday morning at a North Charlotte Street residence.
According to the Dickson County Police Department Statement:
“Det. Kirk Davidson said the resident who shot a man in the driveway of his North Charlotte Home is Ed Littleton, 59, a retired educator and former Dickson County High School Principal.” Additionally, Detective Davidson identified the wounded man as 23-year-old Edilzar Geronimo-Ramirez.
After investigating Ed Littleton, police have released his account of the incident.
“Littleton told police he had just returned to his home after taking two grandchildren to a local donut shop. As he parked in his carport, Littleton said a car pulled into his driveway and the driver got out and began shouting at him in Spanish while looking at the ground. Davidson said after ordering the man to leave his property several times, Littleton retrieved a handgun and cell phone from his vehicle and continued to order the man identified as Geronimo-Ramirez to leave. He said the man got back in his car only to get out and advance toward Littleton, who fired a shot into the ground. Littleton said the man chased him around his vehicle with his grandchildren still in it and grabbed him, but Littleton was able to free himself and fired a shot, striking the man in his lower abdomen and he fell to the ground.”
Upon police responding to the residence, they found 23-year-old Edilzar Geronimo-Ramirez lying in a pasture behind Littleton’s home; moreover, where Littleton told the 911 Operator he was headed.
After locating Geronimo-Ramirez, he was taken to the Horizon Medical Center to be stabilized before being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he unfortunately died.
Throughout further investigation, a business on Henslee Drive shows both vehicles of Ramirez and Littleton at the same location without any problem occurring.
At this time investigations are still taking place and no charges have been filed.