Officer Shoots Alleged Gunman Outside Donelson Restaurant

Posted at 5:34 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 07:41:57-04

An alleged gunman was taken to an area hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Donelson.

The incident happened late Sunday night outside Uncle Bud’s on Lebanon Pike.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 26-year-old Jordan Agnew was fired in September and had been making threats against his former employer.

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Agnew first went to the restaurant around 4 p.m. and asked to speak to a manager. Employees told police he made threats to shoot that person.

Workers convinced him to leave and called police. Metro Nashville Police Sgt. Jeff Goodwin responded and stayed on scene. Agnew returned around 8 p.m. and allegedly fired several shots at the restaurant.  

Goodwin heard shots behind the restaurant and confronted the gunman. 

"He confronted this gunman, he ordered the gunman to drop his weapon, he refused. In fact, according to this sergeant, he continued to hold the gun in the ready position,” said Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron. “At that point, the sergeant fired upon the gunman in defense of himself and in defense of the individuals still in Uncle Bud’s."

The 50-year-old Goodwin, a 28-year veteran of the department, was expected to be placed on routine administrative assignment.

Agnew was taken to an area hospital and underwent surgery. His condition was not available. 

At the time of the shooting, he was free on $10,000 bond as the result of his arrest September 24 on charges of felony evading, leaving the scene of a crash [hit & run], and driving on a suspended license.