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Father dies in officer-involved shooting, son wanted for murder

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 18, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An officer-involved shooting left one man dead Saturday night at the Days Inn motel on Percy Priest Drive in Nashville.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron said Adrian Cameron, 47, died. He was wanted for a state parole violation and for questioning in a homicide case. Police wanted to know more details from Cameron concerning the murder of Josh Evans. Now his son, Adrian Cameron II, is wanted for Evans' murder.

Evans' body surfaced in the Cumberland River last week after it was spotted by a person on a tugboat.

Evans, of Lebanon, was fatally shot. "The investigation showed Cameron had significant information about the homicide, had threatened witnesses in the case, and was known to be armed," Aaron said.

Josh Evans
Homicide victim Josh Evans

Aaron said after a threat assessment, homicide detectives requested assistance from the SWAT team. "Officers made repeated announcements for him to surrender," Aaron said. "After a woman came out of the motel room and was escorted away from officers, Cameron emerged."

With an AR-15 gun, Cameron fired shots at the SWAT officers which was captured on surveillance video. According to police, officers returned fire. Emergency personnel rushed Cameron to a local hospital, where he died.

Adrian Cameron Sr.
Adrian Cameron Sr.

Body camera footage of the shooting was released by Metro Police early Sunday morning. The officers were identified as Lt. Bob Doke, Lt. Jeff Sanders, and Sgt. Josh Black. Aaron said, "The three swat officers involved are all supervisors."

The woman who left Cameron's room was bit by a K-9 officer while surrendering to police. A police spokesperson said it was an accident, and will be reviewed.

A man who stays at a hotel nearby did not want to be identified. He said it sounded like "Iraq" and noted, "Someone could of got hurt, I mean like they was shooting!" Police confirmed that no one else was hurt.

The TBI and the Davidson County District Attorney's Office will also look into the shooting. Per the department's policy, MNPD will also conclude an administrative review. "The investigation is in its early stages, and will take time to complete," Aaron said.