NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) – Subway police have identified a police officer who was shot while answering a call in South Nashville on Tuesday night.
Officer Brian Sherman was wounded after a shooting at 7,000 blocks of Sugarloaf Drive around 6:15 p.m. Police said Sherman was answering a call for a woman shot at a Sugarloaf Drive home.
Police say Sherman is expected to recover from a shooting in his left arm. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but an interpersonal police inspector said Sherman was in good spirits and could be released on Tuesday night.
Subway police say 22-year-old Salman Mohammed shot Sherman. Police also said the man shot himself in the head with a rifle in the alley while officers tried to negotiate with him. Police say Mohammed has died.
“During the 911 call, you can hear him say he’s afraid the shots keep coming. Hurry, hurry, please get here quickly,” said Don Aaron Subway Police Public Information Officer. “We are very concerned about what our officers have been facing in the last few weeks.”
Aaron stressed that police officers did not fire their weapons on Tuesday night. These Southern officers, he says, were not equipped with body cameras. It’s the special team, but the suspect was dead when they arrived.
Police say there have been no previous arrests in Mohammed’s archives. News 4 asked about any previous interactions with the police and was told that they were looking for any previous reports. Police said the motive was still unknown.
Subway emergency services officials said it was an active scene and News 4 had a number of crews on that scene. Stay tuned to News4 live and online as this story unfolds.
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