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Officer Injured While Tackling Suspect; 3 Taken Into Custody

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:46:00-04

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - There was a big response near the Rivergate Mall after an officer was hurt chasing a burglary suspect.

Officials with Metro Police said the officer was expected to be okay. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a precaution.

Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities responded to an alarm call at the El Chico restaurant on Rivergate Parkway near the mall.

Officers said Nocho Roman and Carlos Larios were inside, and police called the K-9 unit to set up a perimeter. Officers said they chased after one of the burglars after he ran across the street.

An officer tackled the suspect, but ended up hitting his head on the ground.

Police went in on the second burglar who was hiding in the back of the restaurant. Authorities said the K-9 bit the suspect, sending him to the hospital as well.

According to officials, both men were taken into custody.

While investigating, they found a woman, identified as Fabiola Sanchez, in what was believed to be the alleged getaway car with her 7-year-old child.

Police set up the crime scene tape at the back parking lot of the restaurant Sunday morning to go through the suspects’ SUV where they found at least three small bags of cocaine.

Authorities said the investigation was ongoing. There was also evidence linking the suspects to another burglary that happened earlier in the night.