Robbery suspect arrested after chase, officer-involved shooting

Posted at 7:14 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 22:48:49-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Clarksville Police Department officials asked residents in the area of Needmore Road, Forrest Hills, Paddock Apartments, and Union Hall to shelter in place while they searched for a robbery suspect Tuesday night.

Officials say the suspect was wanted for questioning in connection with Nashville area robberies.

The car was spotted shortly after an armed robbery of a man in the parking lot of his Bell Road apartment complex on May 20.

Metro South Precinct officers tried to stop the driver, but it got away. Tuesday evening, Juvenile Crime Task Force officers spotted the car on Clarksville Pike at Cliff Drive and tried to stop it.

But the car would not pull over and, that's when a police chase began. Officers stopped chasing the suspect when the driver went the wrong way on Briley Parkway.

A MNPD helicopter flew over the area while the vehicle traveled onto I-24 west and into Robertson County. It then returned to I-24, and then got off a final time at exit 4 in Montgomery County.

During the chase, a non-fatal officer-involved shooting happened near exit 11 in Clarksville.

According to TBI, the shooting involved an officer with the Coopertown Police Department.

No other information was available on the shooting late Tuesday night.

The MNPD helicopter crew saw the driver bail out in a neighborhood and run toward a wood line. Clarksville authorities reported recovering a gun from the area he was last seen. The search was in the neighborhood behind the Clarksville Lowe’s store off Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

Montgomery County authorities caught the suspect Tuesday night on the 6000 block of Todd Drive.