NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating what they’re calling an unintended self-inflicted gunshot wound on Claiborne Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
In response to police, neighborhood engagement officers have been close to J.C. Napier Houses when residents alerted them to a person who they stated had a gun however was not presupposed to. The officers positioned the person and requested him to come back to talk with them.
Public Data Officer Don Aaron stated the 21-year-old man refused and took off working. In some unspecified time in the future, the person fell and dropped his gun and his coat. Officers stated the person picked up the gun and continued working they usually informed him to drop the gun.
Whereas working, Aaron stated the person suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top that’s believed to be unintended. He stated police didn’t use power at any level.
The neighborhood engagement officers didn’t have physique cameras, nevertheless, Aaron stated the incident was probably captured on Metro Growth Housing Company cameras. Police are working to seize that footage as a part of their investigation.