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ATF agent seriously hurt, suspect killed in shooting on Murfreesboro Pike

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Oct 05, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An ATF special agent was seriously hurt during a shooting on Murfreesboro Pike on Tuesday afternoon. Metro police said the suspect, who was also shot, has died.

Police identified the suspect as 40-year-old Corey Wellman, of Nashville.

Corey Wellman
Corey Wellman

The agent was taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment for their injures.

Metro police said law enforcement was attempting to bring Wellman into custody in the parking lot near the Country Cafe when shots were fired. MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron said a number of law enforcement officers were hit.

Wellman was under investigation for possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. A warrant was issued for his arrest last week.

No MNPD officers were injured. Aaron said no MNPD officers fired shots.

The FBI will be leading an investigation into the shooting.

A portion of Murfreesboro Pike was shut down during the investigation, but lanes later reopened early Wednesday morning.