Grand jury to hear case against gunman who shot officer
Nov 13, 2012 02:11 PM CST
Eric Perkins, 18, is expected to be charged with attempted criminal homicide.
Officer Faye Denson was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A Davidson County grand jury will hear the case against a Nashville man accused of shooting at two Metro police officers last week.
Eric Perkins, 18, opened fire on officers Faye Denson and Carroll "CJ" Fondaw in east Nashville following a routine traffic stop on the morning of November 5.
Denson, 44, a seven-year veteran of the Metro Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to her leg after a short chase. She's expected to make a full recovery.
Fondaw wasn't hit and wasn't uninjured.
Perkins was not in court Tuesday morning to hear testimony from Fondaw, who fired the shot that took Perkins down.
He recalled, "I saw her go down and to the left, and engaged him and starting shooting back at him. He ducked in behind some grassy area with a fence, I used that opportunity to fall back and take cover behind a wooden privacy fence. I then saw him again because he was adjacent to a house. He started shooting at me, that's when I returned fire and then the suspect dropped."
Perkins remains in the Davidson County jail on a $700,000 bond.
He is expected to be charged with attempted criminal homicide.