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BREAKING: ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive Holed Up In Nashville Hotel, Shooting At Marshals

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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