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Nashville police officer in stable condition after shooting; suspect dead

Police officer shot serving warrant in Nashville, Tennessee

December 13, 2016

A police officer was in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder Tuesday morning in Tennessee, according to police, who said the suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside a motel room.

Officer Terrance McBride, a 3-year veteran with the Metro Nashville Police Department, was shot while serving a warrant at the Cumberland Inn on West Trinity Lane in East Nashville.

The 28-year-old officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was expected to make a full recovery, according to the police chief.

The initial shooting unfolded around 5:30 a.m. when McBride and a partner went to the motel on a tip that a person staying there had an outstanding warrant.

Police Chief Steve Anderson said a woman answered the door when the officers knocked at the hotel room. She let them in and fled the scene, News Channel 5 reported.

The two officers saw there was drug activity inside the room and began searching the rest of the room. When they reached the bathroom, the suspect reportedly pulled out a shotgun and fired.

The officers opened fire and didn’t see the shooter before leaving the room.

Anderson said the female suspect is not in police custody.

Guests at the motel were evacuated as a SWAT team worked to secure the scene.