- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a police officer who was shot and wounded while trying to serve a warrant at a motel in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

2 p.m.

Police have identified the suspect accused of shooting and wounding a Nashville, Tennessee, police officer before being found dead in a motel room.

Metro Nashville Police on Tuesday tweeted that 43-year-old Paul Hardesty shot Officer Terrance McBride in the shoulder when officers responded to a call at the Cumberland Inn reporting a man located there might have outstanding warrants.

The tweet noted that Hardesty was a parolee from New York who had moved to Tennessee in March.

Police say McBride and another officer were working to clear a room at the motel when shot rang out from the bathroom, hitting McBride.

Hardesty was later found dead from what police say is an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.


10:30 a.m.

A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Nashville, Tennessee, police officer has been found dead in a motel room.

Police tweeted that they found the gunman who shot the officer dead inside a room at the Cumberland Inn on Tuesday morning, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say the wounded officer, Terrance McBride, was shot after entering the motel room to serve a warrant. McBride has worked for the agency for three years.

Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said McBride has a serious shoulder wound, but he is expected to make a full recovery.


7:15 a.m.

A police officer in Tennessee has been shot and wounded while trying to serve a warrant at a Nashville motel.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said on its Twitter page that the officer was shot in the shoulder at the Cumberland Inn and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The officer’s name wasn’t released.

News media reported the suspect was barricaded in a room at the motel, which has been evacuated.

Police said they were attempting to arrest the suspect. According to media reports, officers are using a megaphone to speak with the suspect.

The road in front of the motel has been closed and police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

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