UPDATE TO EARLIER STORY BELOW: Nashville Police say an officer was ambushed after a 911 call that lured police to the location. Police believe the 911 caller was the suspect himself, saying there was a shooting at the location, and that a woman had been shot.

The officer has been identified as Officer Brian Sherman, who sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. Sherman is in good condition and is expected to be released tonight.

Metro Nashville PD Tweeted, “The man who shot Officer Sherman, Salman Mohamed, 22, fatally shot himself in the head with a rifle in the driveway of the home as officers attempted to negotiate with him. No officers fired.”

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The latest police briefing confirmed the call was a setup.


Nashville, TN. – A Metro Nashville Police Officer was shot while responding to a reported shooting at a residence this afternoon. The incident occurred in the 7200 block of Sugarloaf Drive in South Nashville.  Someone at the location reported a person inside had a gunshot wound, causing the police to respond.  The officer was been transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. It is unknown if the suspect has been taken into custody yet.  Details are limited, check back for more information.