NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was shot while officers with the United States Marshals Service were attempting to serve a warrant at an apartment complex south of downtown Nashville early Friday morning.

At least 12 gunshots were heard around 4:45 a.m. at the apartment on University Court.

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Metro police reported the Marshals were serving a warrant to a murder suspect out of Davidson County.

While in the process of executing the warrant, officers learned Michael Clay, 31, was armed with an AR-style rifle in the upstairs area of the residence. Clay allegedly pointed the rifle down the stairs at officers.

Michael Dwight Clay (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Officers reported hearing a “click,” followed by the sound of ammunition being loaded into the gun. Clay allegedly fired several times at officers, prompting them to return fire.

Clay was struck, according to Metro police. No law enforcement officers were injured.

Multiple unmarked police vehicles were seen arriving at the scene before the gunshots were heard. Tactical officers were seen gathered on a second-floor balcony where Clay was lying on the ground.

The suspect, who was in handcuffs, was taken from the balcony on a stretcher to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.

Clay was wanted in connection with a deadly shooting at an East Nashville gas station and subsequent carjacking.

Metro police said Clay was also wanted for questioning in another case in another county.

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Following the shootout, Clay was charged with assaulting a federal officer, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

This case is being investigated by the FBI.

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