Man arrested after firing shots on I-65 in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday on multiple charges after Metro Nashville Police say he fired shots out of his car on I-65 at an officer’s vehicle.

According to arrest affidavits, an officer was heading home at 3 a.m. after an overtime shift when he saw a car speeding up behind him. The officer then heard shots fired, that warrants say were directed at his vehicle.

That’s when 30-year-old Trenton Hartman sped off in his Nissan Maxima that was later found by another officer after it apparently crashed on I-65 South at Harding Place. Police say two men ran off, but Hartman was located and arrested shortly after near the Overton High School baseball field. He then told officials he was the one driving the vehicle.

Warrants say in-car camera footage shows that there weren’t any other vehicles that appeared to be in the immediate vicinity at the time shots were fired. Three shell casings were found on the interstate.

While he was being arrested, police say they found .8 grams of crack cocaine and seven grams of marijuana in Hartman’s pocket.

Hartman now faces multiple charges, including felony reckless endangerment. 

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