UPDATE Sept 6, 2013
A Police Involved Shooting occurred on the evening of Thursday August 15 2013 in the parking lot of the Economy Inn located at 844 Louisville Hwy in Goodlettsville which is just outside of Millersville next to the Mary Market/Hee Haw Fireworks.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged the subject who was shot by officers with the Millersville Police Department during a traffic stop last month events leading up to the shooting.
Richard Mayers, 50, of Nashville, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, one count of felony evading arrest, one count of being a convicted felon in unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule III controlled substance.
SEE UPDATES BELOW:
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Millersville Police are investigating. The officers involved were not injured. We will bring you updates as soon as we have more details.
Smokey Barn News, August 15 2013 Millersville, TN
The suspect is well known in the area and lives behind the hotel. We are currently waiting for an official statement from the Police. Stay tuned for continued updates. See link to map of location
UPDATE: T.B.I press release on officer involved shooting
At approximately 8:00 pm last night, TBI was called to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred after a traffic stop near at the Hee Haw Motel. Officers with the Millersville Police Department were attempting to stop subject Richard Mayers (DOB 10/11/1962) when Mayers fled and held a gun out the car window.
Officers cornered Mayers at the motel and he pointed a gun at them. Four officers opened fire and Mayers was shot and taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he’s expected to survive. Mayers is from the Nashville area and had been staying at the Hee Haw motel. TBI does not release the names of officers involved in shootings and will turn the case file over to the District Attorney General for review when completed.
UPDATE August 20, 2013
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