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Man Shot By Millersville Officers Charged With Assault, Evading Arrest

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MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. – A man shot by Millersville Police officers during a traffic stop last month has been charged in connection with the events leading up to the shooting.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged 50-year-old Richard Mayers, of Nashville, with three counts of aggravated assault, one count of felony evading arrest, one count of being a convicted felon in unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule III controlled substance.

On August 15, Millersville Police officers tried to stop Mayers' vehicle after receiving information that Mayers had active warrants on file, was in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and was in possession of drugs to sell.

Mayers refused to stop, and led police on a pursuit that ended at the Economy Inn Motel, where he pointed his gun at officers.

Officers opened fire, striking Mayers multiple times. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he recovered from his injuries.

He was released from the hospital Thursday, and booked into the Sumner County jail.

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