More details emerge in Tenn. clinic attack
Deputy Josh Wiley was escorting Rodney Cole to the bathroom when Cole attacked him with a long screwdriver
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials say an inmate was killed and an officer wounded after the prisoner attacked one of his escorts inside a Tennessee clinic.
Nashville police told news media that two Robertson County deputies were escorting a prisoner to a medical clinic Wednesday when the inmate, 37-year-old Rodney L. Cole, asked to go to the bathroom. Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford says 36-year-old Deputy Josh Wiley escorted Cole into the bathroom.
Mumford said Wiley's partner, Deputy Tomishae Jones, heard Wiley call for help and rushed into the bathroom and found Cole stabbing Wiley with a long screwdriver. Jones wasn't injured.
Police said gunfire followed involving at least two guns, and Cole was killed.
Mumford said it hasn't been determined where the screwdriver came from or who fired the guns.
The shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m.
Prisoner fatally shot after critically wounding Robertson County Deputy Josh Wiley, 36, is ID'd as Rodney L. Cole, 37, convicted bank robber pic.twitter.com/ZyCBeJNmOE— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 28, 2017
This is Deputy Josh Wiley, currently in critical condition at Vanderbilt after being shot by inmate at 100 Oaks. pic.twitter.com/BKIOfXHGn3— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) June 28, 2017
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