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MNPD officer injured in shootout released from hospital

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 17:25:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Police Officer Josh Baker, who was injured during a shootout last week, has been released from the hospital.

MNPD officials say Officer Josh Baker pulled over a black Chevrolet Camaro last Friday. The owner of the vehicle had six outstanding drug warrants. However, the person driving it at the time was not the owner, it was 31-year-old Nika Nicole Holbert.

Baker's bodycam and dashcam video of the traffic stop shows the pair's conversation begin to escalate. Holbert ran from Baker, who attempted to tase Holbert, who then fired shots at the officer. Baker returned fire.

The video shows Holbert speed away in her vehicle. She later crashed at Brick Church Pike and Moorewood Drive. She later died at a local hospital.

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