Tenn. officer shot while trying to serve warrant
The officer was shot in the shoulder and suffered non-life-threatening injuries
(UPDATE: 11:26 a.m. CST)
A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Nashville, Tennessee, police officer has been found dead in a motel room.
Police tweeted that they found the gunman who shot the officer dead inside a room at the Cumberland Inn on Tuesday morning, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say the wounded officer, Terrance McBride, was shot after entering the motel room to serve a warrant. McBride has worked for the agency for three years.
Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said McBride has a serious shoulder wound, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
East Precinct Officer Terrance McBride, 3 year veteran, in stable cond with shotgun wound to shoulder. pic.twitter.com/EtlqAkisxB— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 13, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A police officer in Tennessee has been shot and wounded while trying to serve a warrant at a Nashville motel.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said on its Twitter page that the officer was shot in the shoulder at the Cumberland Inn and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford told news outlets that officers entered the room where the suspect was located after knocking.
"As they were checking the bathroom, shots were fired toward them," Mumford said. "They didn't see the individual and they returned fire and left the room."
The officer's name wasn't released. Media reported he was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
Police said they were attempting to arrest the suspect, who remains barricaded inside the room. Local news outlets reported police could be heard telling the suspect that he won't be harmed if he comes out with his hands up.
"We are still making efforts to make contact with the suspected gunman inside the Cumberland Inn and those efforts are continuing as we speak," Mumford said.
The road in front of the motel has been closed and police are asking motorists to avoid the area.