Authorities said that a man who was wounded after shooting an officer in Tennessee died at the hospital.
In a press release, the department stated that the officer, Metro Nashville Police detective Donovan Coble was expected to recover from being shot Thursday in his side while pursuing a suspect in an armed car burglary. Police said that Delama Casimir of Pompano Beach in Florida died after surgery a few hours later.
Police said officers responded initially to a report from The Parking Spot – a parking lot near the airport that is used by travelers – about an armed individual breaking into cars.
When officers confronted Casimir they told him to stop. But he ran and jumped a wooden fence, with Coble following him and telling him to stop. Casimir fired a pistol at the officer who returned the fire.
Police said that after Coble was wounded, a fellow police officer brought him to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and they began looking for Casimir who had fallen in dense brush.
Tim Brewer, a SWAT officer, found Casimir hiding in the brush during the search and told him to reveal his hands. Police said Brewer fired after he heard a gunshot. Casimir was also taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center but died later.
Coble served as a member of the Metro Nashville Police Department during the past four years. Brewer has been with the agency for 16 years.