An agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was significantly wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon throughout a shootout close to Metro Police headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities mentioned.
The alternate of gunfire passed off round 2:15 p.m. as authorities tried to take the suspect, recognized as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, into custody on a drug-related investigation.
The injured ATF agent was being handled at a Nashville-area hospital. His title was not instantly launched.
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Wellman, a federal drug suspect, was killed in the course of the taking pictures, in line with authorities. Nashville police mentioned he had a historical past of drug arrests, FOX 17 of Nashville reported.
Police mentioned the FBI was main the investigation into the alternate of gunfire, with help from native regulation enforcement, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in line with the station.
The taking pictures passed off in a car parking zone close to a restaurant and different native companies, authorities mentioned. Police added that no Nashville cops had been injured or fired their weapons in the course of the confrontation.
A portion of Murfreesboro Pike was shut down in the course of the investigation and site visitors lanes had been anticipated to be blocked via Wednesday morning, in line with the Metro Nashville Police Department. Drivers had been suggested to hunt an alternate route.
The taking pictures of the ATF agent occurred simply someday after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued an announcement paying tribute to 2 federal officers who lately died within the line of obligation.
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Jared Keyworth, a deputy U.S. Marshal and senior inspector, died last month in a car accident whereas responding to a felony offender case close to Florence, Mississippi, in line with The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Keyworth served for 11 years and was stationed in Baton Rouge, the report mentioned.
On Monday, Drug Enforcement Administration agent Michael Garbo was killed in Tucson, Arizona.
“I’m deeply saddened by the shooting this morning in Tucson, Arizona, that killed a DEA special agent and injured another DEA agent and a task force officer from the Tucson Police Department,” Garland’s assertion learn.
“We are grateful for the courage and selfless sacrifice of these heroes,” it added. “And I join the entire Justice Department in conveying our support and deepest sympathies to their families.”
Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report
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