Nashville, TN – A Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officer and a 21-year-old woman were both shot outside a Dollar General store on Friday morning.
The incident occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on March 12 at the discount store located on Ewing Drive near Brick Church Pike, WKRN reported.
Police officials have identified the wounded officer as Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer Josh Baker.
One suspect is in custody, according to WKRN.
The police department said the officer was in critical condition but no other details have been released.
The woman who was shot was also in critical condition, according to police.
BREAKING: MNPD East Precinct Officer Josh Baker is in critical condition after being shot at 9:33 this morning in the parking lot of Dollar General @ Brick Church Pk & Ewing Dr. A 21-year-old woman was also shot and is in critical condition. Investigation active. pic.twitter.com/Hr4qOaTX2N
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 12, 2021
The officer and the wounded civilian were both transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Center.
Metro police investigating after reports that an officer and a civilian woman were shot in North Nashville…Brick Chruck Pke and Ewing Dr….both are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Trauma Center. 1 person reportedly in custody.
— SuperTalk 99.7 WTN (@997wtn) March 12, 2021
Multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to the scene including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), WZTV reported.
WATCH LIVE: Metro Nashville police officer shot, a civilian has been shot as well. This is near the Dollar General on Brick Church Pike. LIVE COVERAGE: https://t.co/ktexgR9wOD @WKRN pic.twitter.com/zU7h5WeiHB
— Nickelle Smith (@NickelleReports) March 12, 2021
— Müller (@Mller74503669) March 12, 2021
VIDEO: Metro officer transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being shot on Brick Church Pike at Ewing Drive; condition unknown. Female civilian also shot, no word on her condition. Suspect is in custody. We are LIVE on @WKRN with continuing coverage. pic.twitter.com/W2FElAkCD8
— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) March 12, 2021
BREAKING: Metro police are investigating after an officer and another person were shot outside of a Dollar General on Brick Church Pike Friday morning. We just saw an ambulance pull up to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. @WKRN pic.twitter.com/bBBFuH0YLg
— Julia Palazzo WKRN (@JuliaPalazzoTV) March 12, 2021
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