BREAKING: Metro Nashville Police Officer Terrance McBride Shot

Terrance McBride shot

Hero Terrance McBride

BREAKING:  Metro Nashville Police Officer Terrance McBride Shot

Nashville, TN – Hero Metro Nashville Police Officer Terrance McBride was shot earlier this morning around 5:40 a.m.  The suspect barricaded himself inside the Cumberland Inn and a standoff ensued

Kristin Mumford, Nashville Police Public Information Officer, said that two Metro Nashville Police Officers knocked on the door to a room at the Cumberland Inn early this morning.  Confidential Information had been received that a suspect who had outstanding warrants was inside the room.  Additional information was also received that there was drug activity inside the room and that a robbery was being planned.  When Metro Nashville Police Officers knocked on the door, a woman answered. Evidence of drug activity was in plain view,  the MN Officers made entry, and began searching the room. When Metro Nashville Police Officers opened the bathroom door, the suspect, who had been hiding in the bathroom, opened fire with a shotgun., striking Metro Nashville Police Officer McBride.  Officers returned fire and exited the room.  The suspect remained barricaded inside the room.

Steve Anderson, Metro Police Chief, said that Metro Nashville Officer Terrance McBride was shot in the shoulder and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He described Officer McBride’s injury as “serious” and to his left shoulder, but also said that the injury was non-life threatening.  Officer McBride is listed in stable condition. Sources have reported that he is assigned to Metro Nashville PD East Precinct, and is a three-year veteran.

Heavy law enforcement presence was visible this morning, including SWAT teams, Police K9’s, and negotiators, on West Trinity Lane, where the Cumberland Inn is located.  West Trinity Lane from Brick Church Pike to Dickerson Pike and both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 24/65 were closed and drivers were asked to avoid the area and to find alternate routes.  Guests at the Cumberland Inn were evacuated.

A command center was established, and Officers are used a megaphone to talk with the barricaded suspect. He was instructed multiple times to come out of the room but refused.  The suspect was found dead of an self-inflicted gunshot room inside the room  after entry was made by Officers.  His name has not been released.

December has been an especially dangerous month for our nation’s Police Officers, especially in the South, with six Officers shot in Georgia within the last two weeks.  Four of those Hero Officers from Georgia died.

Our thoughts and prayers are with fallen Hero Metro Nashville Police Officer Terrance McBride, his family, and his family in blue.

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