Nashville, TN – A fugitive from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Most Wanted” list has holed up in a Nashville motel room and fired shots at law enforcement officers.
Authorities said the incident began at about 10 a.m. on April 1 when U.S. Marshals tracked 48-year-old Michael Lynn Tucker to the La Quinta Inn on Sidco Drive, just off Interstate 65 and Harding Place, WKRN reported.
Tucker was wanted for shooting five people in Memphis on March 26.
Three of the people Tucker shot died from their wounds, WKRN reported.
He is wanted by Memphis police on three counts of murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and a weapons charge, WZTV reported.
Arrest warrants showed the Tucker is a convicted felon who served time in prison for first-degree murder in 2000.
Authorities on the scene ordered Tucker to come out of his motel room, and he responded by firing three shots at U.S. Marshals, WKRN reported.
Nashville Metro Police Spokesman Don Aaron said the suspect opened fire from inside the room, WZTV reported.
“It was Mr. Tucker who decided to fire the shots through the door,” Aaron said.
None of the officers were hit, and none of the officers on the scene returned fire.
Metro Nashville police and the Nashville Fire Department were on the scene to assist, WKRN reported.
Metro police SWAT deployed a flash-bang outside Tucker’s hotel room, but authorities have not established any contact with the suspect thus far.
The standoff is ongoing, WKRN reported.
This is the man investigators say has barricaded himself into a LaQunita Inn room on Sidco Drive. He is wanted for 3 counts of murder and 2 counts of attempted murder out of Memphis. Police call him a very dangerous man… 48-year old Michael L. Tucker @WKRN #breaking pic.twitter.com/KOiAiF3R8T
— ValenciaNews2 (@ValenciaWicker) April 1, 2021
MNPD SWAT & negotiator teams are working to bring fugitive Michael Tucker, 48, into custody at the La Quinta Inn on Sidco Dr. He is wanted for killing 3 people in Memphis on 3/26. U.S. Marshals announced themselves outside the room this morning. 3 shots were fired from inside. pic.twitter.com/u6H0U8KR8N
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 1, 2021
metro police – barricaded suspect/standoff approaching ~5 hours in the sidco dr la quinta inn location, memphis murder suspect who shot at US marshals
— Nashville Scanner (@ScanNashville) April 1, 2021
⚠️🇺🇸#ALERT: Nashville hotel evacuated due to TBI Most Wanted suspect barricaded inside#Nashville l #TN
US Marshals are on scene attempting to remove Michael Lynn Tucker, who is wanted for killing 3 people in Memphis last week.
He has fired multiple shots at officers on scene. pic.twitter.com/nOtvpTix1x
— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) April 1, 2021
Police say this man fired 3 shots at US Marshals from inside a room at the LaQuinta on Sidco Dr.
the man is wanted for Murder in Memphis and was traced back here to the hotel in Nashville.
— Tosin Fakile (@TosinfaksTV) April 1, 2021
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