Today, Jackson police presented information to the Madison County grand jury in connection with the shooting death of Kimberly Lindsay, 20, of Jackson. Police originally charged Terence Greer, 26, with criminally negligent homicide.
However, indictments were returned charging him with the more serious offense of reckless homicide and possession of a weapon with the intent to go armed.
Greer is presently in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction for an unrelated drug and weapon offense. He will be transported from prison to Madison County for a formal arraignment in Circuit Court on a day to be determined by the court.
Around 3:05 a.m. on July 26, 2012, police were called after Lindsay was brought by private vehicle to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with a gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that Lindsay was visiting with friends at La Paree Apartments at 1225 North Highland Avenue.
While inside an apartment, she was on a sofa play wrestling with Greer, who was a friend. Before wrestling, Greer had placed a handgun on the sofa prior to them wrestling. Lindsay realized the gun was there and asked him to move it. When he did, the gun discharged striking Lindsay once. She was immediately taken to the emergency room by people in the apartment, including Greer. She underwent emergency surgery and was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.
Investigators recovered the handgun outside Greer's home on Knollwood Drive in Jackson. Five hours after the shooting, Jackson police arrested Greer in the courtroom of Madison County Circuit Court Division II, just after the judge had accepted his guilty plea for possession of cocaine greater than .5 grams with the intent to sell and unlawful possession of a weapon. Those charges stemmed from Greer's June 28, 2011 arrest by Jackson police on a traffic stop.
On Sept. 5, 2012, Greer pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
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