NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Metro officer shot whereas responding to a fabricated name of a taking pictures at a South Nashville residence Tuesday night has been launched from a Nashville hospital, in keeping with police.
Officer Brian Sherman was transported to Vanderbilt College Medical Heart for therapy of gunshot wounds to his left arm after he was shot on Sugarloaf Drive, the place officers had responded to a name of a taking pictures round 6:10 p.m.
Metro police spokesperson, Don Aaron stated officers had responded to the house after a person referred to as 911 to report his brother had shot his mom and gunshots had been being fired contained in the residence.
“This was a ruse or a setup to get the police to come back to the home,” Aaron stated throughout a information convention Tuesday night time.
Three officers, together with Sherman, went to the entrance door of the house and as quickly as they knocked, police stated the door was opened and a number of pictures had been fired at officers.
Aaron stated officers didn’t fireplace again on the shooter, however added that gunman, recognized as Salman Mohammed, finally exited the house, armed with a rifle. Officers tried to barter with the 22-year-old, however stated Mohammed put the rifle to his head and pulled the set off, fatally taking pictures himself.
“We consider the one that made the 911 name is Mohammed himself,” in keeping with Aaron. “On the 911 name, you possibly can hear him saying that he’s scared. That pictures are persevering with to be fired. ‘Hurry — hurry. Please get right here in a rush.’”
No different officers had been injured, Aaron added.
Mohammed has no earlier arrest report in Nashville. A motive for the taking pictures stays below investigation.
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