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Suspect Injured In Shooting With Cheatham County Deputy

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:18:38-04

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – A suspect was injured in an early morning shooting involving a Cheatham County Sheriff's deputy.

Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove said the incident happened Monday morning along Shannon Annex in Dickson County. 

The deputy was reportedly following a vehicle and stopped Nelson Ochoa-Puentes' car just across the county line in Charlotte.

According to officials, Ochoa-Puentes jumped from the car and pointed a gun at the officer. The deputy then fired at least one shot, striking him in the hand. 

Ochoa-Puentes dropped the weapon and was taken into custody. 

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized. Sheriff's officials said he is undergoing medical treatment for his injuries.

Once he is discharged, officials said he will be charged with attempted murder.

Neither the reason for the traffic stop nor motive for the shooting was immediately known. 

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been called in to assist with the case. The deputy, who has not yet been identified, was not hurt. 

No additional details were known.