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Detective's Weapon Discharges During Arrest, Suspect Injured

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Detective Charles McEachron Detective Charles McEachron

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Metro Police detective has been placed on mandatory, temporary leave after his weapon discharged and struck a suspect during an arrest.

Officials with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the apparent weapon discharge occurred at the Woodbridge Apartments on Bridgeway Circle around 9:50 p.m. Sunday.

Police said Detective Charles McEachron and two other officers were responding to a call regarding a suspect firing shots outside the complex.

Officers located a man matching the description of the shooter. As officers were attempting to arrest 25-year-old Genaro Novarro Pascual, a struggle reportedly broke out. Police said the suspect appeared to be intoxicated at the time.

According to police, Detective McEachron's rifle discharged during the effort to restrain the suspect.

Pascual was struck in the foot, and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was said to be in stable condition.

Upon his release, Pascual will be charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated, alteration of the gun's serial number, and resisting arrest.

Investigators said Detective McEachron would remain on routine administrative leave as the police department continued to investigate the incident.

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