Mother, son charged in fatal shooting

Jake Old • Mar 14, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Wilson County sheriff’s detectives charged a mother and son Tuesday with their apparent involvement in a fatal shooting early Saturday morning near Old Hickory.

A Wilson County grand jury indicted both Kimberly Ann Scott, 50, and Lance Kelby Rippy, 25, on charges of premeditated first-degree murder.

Deputies arrived at 1173 Needmore Road off North Greenhill Road near Old Hickory on Saturday morning and found a man shot multiple times.

Vincent Edward Clemmons, 51, was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics took him to TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Deputies attempted to resuscitate Clemmons on the scene before paramedics took him to the hospital.

“Our investigators worked tirelessly all weekend long interviewing individuals, as well as tracking down numerous leads, which we have received about this incident,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “These indictments are a direct result of all the hard work and time spent on this malicious crime by our investigators.”

Both suspects remain in Wilson County Jail without bond and will have court dates set in the near future. Bryan said further details about the case are not immediately available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family,” Bryan said.

In April 2016, Wilson Emergency Management Agency firefighters were called to same address to battle a mobile home fire. At the time, the homeowner was asleep, and his sister next door noticed the fire and called him, which allowed him to escape without injury. Two pets, a dog and a cat, died in the fire.

It’s uncertain whether the shooting victim and the fire victim were the same man. 

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