Suspect facing federal firearms charge after hitting officer on Broadway

Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 15:51:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The suspect in a violent incident on Broadway over the weekend is now facing a federal charge.

Pasquala Deshun Walls, 30, is accused of waving a gun in his car at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. Police said when officers surrounded the vehicle, Walls sped off, nearly hitting several people, drove into several cars and then hit Metro Police Sgt. B. Kris DeLap.

DeLap fired his gun at the vehicle as he was hit.

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Walls was later captured near 12th Avenue and Broadway.

On top of outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and felony evading arrest, he's now facing a federal firearms charge.

The U.S. Department of Justice Middle District of Tennessee said Walls is a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm. After he was captured, a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine loaded with 26 rounds of ammunition was found from the floorboard of Walls' Chrysler 300.

Walls was previously convicted of felony controlled substance crimes in Shelby County, Tennessee.

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