Search underway for man who fired at Metro officer outside Midtown business

Crime Tracker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are searching for the man who fired multiple gunshots at an officer outside of a Midtown gas station early Friday morning.

The incident happened just after midnight as the officer was on patrol in the area of Charlotte Avenue near 22nd Avenue North.

As the officer pulled into the parking lot of a Twice Daily, police said a man standing in the doorway, smoking and talking on a cell phone, retrieved a handgun from his pants and “nonchalantly” fired four shots toward the back of the marked police cruiser. The gunman held a cell phone to his ear during the entire incident and then ran off, according to investigators.

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The cruiser was not hit and no injuries were reported, detectives said.

A police K-9 searched the area of the shooting scene, but was unable to locate the gunman, according to detectives.

Metro police provided a description of the shooter — a Black male in his late 20s or 30s wearing glasses, a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown boots.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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