Chase suspect charged with attempted murder of La Vergne officer


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A suspect is in custody after firing at officers and leading them on a chase that spanned three jurisdictions.

Darrien Williams, 21, was taken into custody. No one was hurt.

Williams is charged with the attempted murder of a La Vergne Police officer, felony evading arrest and three counts of child endangerment.

La Vergne Police say they received a call from Smyrna PD Monday around 11:00 a.m. asking for help.

According to Smyrna Police, a man had fired shots at an apartment complex during a domestic incident. When Smyrna investigators got on scene, the man fled into La Vergne.

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La Vergne officers were able to stop the vehicle but say the driver opened fire and then ran.

Metro Nashville Police then joined the manhunt that brought investigators to the Priest Lake neighborhood.

SWAT and K9 units were involved in the search.

“We were concerned so we went out and asked what was going on,” said neighbor Travita Dumas. “The police kindly asked us to go back inside and told us that there was somebody armed and to lock the door.”

Dumas said she heard the police talking the suspect over the loudspeaker.

“I actually heard them calling him out of the house,” she told News 2. “They said ‘come out. We won’t hurt you, just come out.'”

According to Metro police, Williams will also face charges in Rutherford County.

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