The 52-year-old man who police say shot a woman repeatedly while chasing her through an Oviedo street turned himself in Tuesday night and is now at the Seminole County Jail, an Oviedo Police Department spokesman said.
Terry Donnell Nickson is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, dating violence battery, firing a weapon in public and felon in possession of a firearm.
A neighbor said he was on his patio shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday when he saw the victim in the middle of the intersection of Wilson and Harrison streets, which is near the Oviedo Sports Complex.
He saw Nickson come up to her on a bicycle and punch her and then pull her by her hair, which caused her to fall down, the affidavit said. Nickson pulled out a gun and shot the woman in the back while saying, “I told you I will kill you [expletive],” the affidavit said.
She got up and ran toward her car, and Nickson chased her down and shot her again, the affidavit said. A neighbor helped get the victim to safety where they called 911 and Nickson fled on the bicycle, the affidavit said.
As she was taken to the hospital, police said she identified Nickson as the shooter. She went into surgery after arriving at the hospital and her condition has since been upgraded from critical to stable condition. She has yet to speak with detectives, police said.
Police say officers have been called to Nickson’s home many times for incidents related to domestic violence, including an arrest on an aggravated battery charge for allegedly throwing a brick at the same woman. The charge was later dropped.
Officers also responded to the home July 14 and listed Nickson as the suspect in a domestic violence case, but he was not arrested, according to police.
Nickson is being held at the Seminole County Jail without bond.
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