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Nashville Police Officer Shot While Serving Warrant, Suspect Dead

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The Tennessean reports Nashville police officer shot while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. Around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, two Nashville Metro police officers knocked on a door at the Cumberland Inn. The Inn, located on West Trinity Lane in East Nashville, served as a temporary home to a person with an outstanding warrant.

Terrance McBride, a three-year veteran of the Nashville Metro Police Department, and his partner were clearing the bathroom of the motel room when shots were fired. One of the bullets struck Officer McBride in the shoulder. He and his partner returned fire and exited the motel room, leaving the gunman inside.

An EMS crew transported Officer McBride to the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Reports from Fox News say he is in stable condition.

Officer Terrance McBride, Nashville Metro Police Officer

Photo of Officer McBride: Twitter/Metro Nashville Police Department

Meanwhile, approximately 50 marked and unmarked police vehicles surrounded the hotel. Traffic control closed Trinity Lane between the interstate and Dickerson Pike. SWAT and K-9 units responded as well. Officers attempted to communicate with the gunman using a megaphone.

SWAT members made entry into the room and discovered the gunman dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. After discovering the dead gunman, police cleared the scene and re-opened Trinity Lane.

Police Officer SWAT team making entry into building

Photo: Commons/Wikimedia/By U.S. Army Materiel Command 

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund report, violence against police officers at the mid-year point of 2016 showed an increase of 78% over the same time frame last year. Now, six months later, the violence shows no signs of slowing down.