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Suspect Shot By Officer During Traffic Stop

NASHVILLE - A Metro police officer fired on a suspect during a routine traffic stop Sunday night after the suspect allegedly attacked the officer with an expandable steel baton.

The officer was placed on administrative duty after an altercation during what started out as a routine traffic stop. 

The incident happened Sunday night in East Nashville on Broadmoor near Gallatin Road. Officials said the shooting happened in front of the suspect's children.

Brian Anthony Maddox, 35, had his two children, a 7-year-old and a 14-month-old, with him when he was pulled over for speeding, but the routine traffic stopped quickly escalated.

According to police, Maddox was stopped for speeding in Inglewood. He was going 53 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. The officer discovered Maddox had an outstanding warrant involving a misdemeanor drug charge.

When the officer went back to the car to arrest Maddox, police said he pulled out an expandable steel baton called an ASP. Another officer who was driving by at the time said he saw Maddox attacking the officer.

Police then said Maddox repeatedly said that he was not going back to jail and raised the baton over his head as if he was going to strike the officers. That's when Officer Bolan shot Maddox.

Maddox was sent to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition.

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