Brentwood Officer Hurt Chasing Shoplifting Suspect

Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 08:19:46-04

A Brentwood police officer was injured after trying to stop a shoplifting suspect at a T.J. Maxx. 

The incident happened Monday at the retail store on Franklin Road. 

According to police, the officer chased the suspect across the parking lot to his car and was knocked to the ground when the suspect tried to drive away. 

The officer hit his head on the asphalt during the incident. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is expected to recover.

The suspect did escape but police do have leads.

Instead of a simple shoplifting charge, the suspect is now facing a felony charge for resisting arrest and injuring an officer.