NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two officers from the Metro Nasville Police Department shot and injured a gunman Thursday night in a shooting at a liquor store.
The shooting happened at the Frugal MacDoogal liquor store on Division Street.
The MNPD said a security guard was shot and killed with his own weapon in the parking lot during a fight with the suspect.
The guard reportedly encountered the suspect after an attempted shoplifting in the store. The suspect had left, but returned and fought with the guard.
When the police arrived, a citizen was taking care of the guard.
The 40-year-old suspect then returned to the liquor store with the security guard’s weapon.
Officers rushed into the business, where they discovered the shooter in a cooler, the MNPD said.
The three officers gave repeated orders to the suspect to drop his weapon and show them his hands.
The shooter instead fired at the police, who returned fire.
The security guard was pronounced dead upon arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, police said.
He has been identified as Robert Scott Meek, 59, of Dickson, Tenn.
The MNPD said the shooter had injuries to his extremities, but was in stable condition at Vanderbilt.
The officers are on routine administrative duty, as is MNPD policy for officers involved in a shooting incident.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, at the request of the district attorney, is conducting both the investigation into Meek’s shooting death and the investigation into the shooter’s injuries.
The Office of Professional Accountability of the MNPD will, in accordance with its policy, conduct an administrative investigation.
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