Clarksville man who shot at police pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 13:45:43-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a domestic violence crime.

22-year-old Elique Camacho was indicted in July 2018 after an incident on June 24, 2018. Clarksville police was called to a domestic assault scene and upon arrival, Camacho was trying to leave.

As officers approached his car, Camacho drove toward them and struck one of the officers with his car before driving away. While officers pursued Camacho, he shot at them from his car.

One of the officers subsequently rammed and disabled Camacho's vehicle, after which, Camacho ran away to hide in some woods overnight. He was arrested the next day at a friend's house. When he was arrested, Camacho had a 9mm handgun.

Camacho was convicted of domestic assault in January 2017, so he was not allowed to possess a firearm.

The plea agreement calls for Camacho to receive a sentence of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in May.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Clarksville police department.