A suspect who was pursuing a police officer from the Metro Nashville Police has shot an officer. The officer is now in hospital.
Officer Donovan Coble, who was investigating a complaint from a parking company near the airport of Nashville on Thursday night, was shot in his ribcage.
“We’re thankful that he will be okay.” “The call came in and he had been injured in the abdominal area,” said Chief Police John Drake.
Drake stated that Coble, despite having a punctured lungs, is doing well with his family.
He had to have a lung reinflated. He is now with his wife and mother. The investigation is still open. A weapon was found near the scene. “We are searching to see if more is there,” said Drake.
The chief continued, “We look after our people.” He has children. “They are twins who are just one year old, and are in a very safe place.”
Metro Nashville Police has released footage from the bodycam of the incident that occurred on Thursday night.
Coble saw a man apparently trying to break in to vehicles, before the suspect hopped over a fence and fled.
Coble, who was running after the suspect and ordering him to drop his gun, ordered that he do so. The suspect fired the bullet that injured the officer.
Coble, 33 years old, has been with Metro Nashville Police since 2004.
The Metro Special Weapons and Tactics Team quickly searched the area around the shooting and found the suspect in a brush heap.
The SWAT team returned fire after the suspect opened fire on them.
The suspect was injured and taken into custody. The arrest did not result in any injuries to other officers.
On Thursday evening, suspect Delama Casimir (37), died of his gunshot injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.