Inmate fatally shot after critically wounding Tenn. deputy
The extent of the deputy’s injuries is unknown
By C1 Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An inmate was fatally shot after attacking a deputy during transport.
According to The Tennessean, two deputies were transporting the inmate to an outpatient clinic Wednesday when the inmate grabbed an officer’s gun and shot him. The deputy was critically injured and transported to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
The other deputy returned fire, killing the inmate. The clinic tweeted that the threat was contained.
The hospital was on lockdown while officers clear the building.
Police and ATF on scene after shooting at 100 Oaks. Ambulance is coming in now. pic.twitter.com/HDA4UY9TJs— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) June 28, 2017
Metro SWAT team members walking parking lot behind 100 Oaks pic.twitter.com/8fIIRfOVWU— Shelley Mays (@TNPhotoShelleyM) June 28, 2017
One deputy critically injured. One of the deputies returned fire. Prisoner deceased on scene.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 28, 2017
- Officer Safety