From Metro Police March 24, 2023
A man who shot his ex-girlfriend and her mom this evening inside a residence at 5709 California Avenue committed suicide by capturing himself in the head less than ten minutes later as he was being confronted by West Precinct Sergeant Michael Hunnicutt near the intersection of 54th and Tennessee Avenues.
Jeffrey Carlson, 54, fatally shot himself underneath the chin at 5:28 p.m. after Sergeant Hunnicutt saw him strolling on 54th Avenue and ordered him to indicate his arms, stop, and put the gun down. Body digital camera footage shows that Sergeant Hunnicutt fired one spherical from his pistol simply after Carlson shot himself. Hunnicutt’s round didn’t hit Carlson. Hunnicutt and other arriving officers rendered help to Carlson, who died from the self-inflicted wound shortly after arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
At 5:19 p.m., a 911 name was received regarding a taking pictures at 5705 California Avenue, the residence of Carlson’s ex-girlfriend, Leslie Barrack, 51. First responding officers found Barrack’s mom, Susan High, 79, in front of the home critically wounded from multiple gunshot wounds. High is in critical situation at Vanderbilt. Moments later, officers discovered Barrack, additionally shot, in the rear of 1529 52nd Avenue. Neighbors were rendering assist.
Detectives have now been in a position to interview Barrack, who mentioned that when she arrived house late this afternoon, Carlson was inside and instantly shot her. Barrack fled out the rear door of the residence. Detectives presently imagine High was shot second. She fled out the entrance door and collapsed. Carlson also fled out the front door. After the ladies have been shot, Carlson unsuccessfully tried to carjack a car in the 5700 block of California Avenue.
Residents in the neighborhood who noticed the outdoor events unfold offered an outline of the gunman to 911. Sergeant Hunnicutt was among the many West Precinct officers who rushed into the world and located Carlson walking with gun in hand on 54th Avenue.
Due to Sergeant Hunnicutt firing his weapon, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into Carlson’s dying. The MNPD’s Violent Crimes & Domestic Violence Divisions are main the investigation into the taking pictures of the 2 women.
The MNPD had no prior home violence stories involving the events.