Suspected Drug Dealer Identified In Greenbrier Officer Involved Shooting

Suspected Drug Dealer Identified In Greenbrier Officer Involved Shooting

Suspected Drug Dealer Identified In Greenbrier Officer Involved Shooting

Suspected Drug Dealer Identified In Greenbrier Officer Involved Shooting

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The TBI is now releasing the name of the man that was shot by police during an undercover drug investigation sting last Friday in Greenbrier.

The suspect is identified as Syrus Maurice Coleman, 37, of  Old Hickory TN.

The incident took place around noon in the heart of Greenbrier at the corner of Hwy 41 and College St. MAP

Coleman will be facing numerous charges out of Robertson County that include Drug manufacturing, Delivery, Sale, Possession of Sch II, Cocaine. and Tampering With Evidence.

As far as the attempt to flee in a car and striking an undercover officer, the TBI told Smokey Barn News that the incident is still under investigation but no charges have been filed at this time.

Coleman was shot during the incident but his injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. Coleman was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville in stable condition.

Coleman has since been released from the hospital and is currently sitting in the Robertson County Jail in Springfield on a $110,000 bond.

Though two officers were transported to area hospitals, they did not suffer serious injuries. A Greenbrier officer received medical treatment for exposure to a substance that is believed to be heroin. An officer who was struck by the vehicle was also evaluated.

The incident stemmed from a three-agency drug sting. It is common for local agencies to work together during undercover drug operations.

Both Greenbrier Middle and Greenbrier High were placed on a “Soft Lockdown” for about five minutes immediately following the incident but quickly returned to normal operation.

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Syrus Maurice Coleman, 37, of  Old Hickory TN (Photo Courtesy Robertson County Jail)

REPORTED EARLIER August 31, 2018:

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In Greenbrier

GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to officials in Greenbrier, the TBI has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting that has left one person hospitalized.

As we understand it, no officers were seriously injured in the incident, however, one adult male subject was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville in stable condition with a gunshot wound.

The incident took place around noon in the heart of Greenbrier at the corner of Hwy 41 and College St. MAP

Both Greenbrier Middle and Greenbrier High were placed on a “Soft Lockdown” for about five minutes immediately following the incident but have since returned to normal operation.

Officials tell Smokey Barn News that there is no additional danger to the surrounding community.

According to officials, officers were conducting an undercover drug operation when a suspect attempted to flee in a car, striking an undercover officer.

One of the officers fired his service weapon into the subject’s vehicle, striking him.

The identity of the man has not been released.

A Greenbrier officer is also undergoing medical treatment for exposure to a substance that is believed to be heroin. The officer who was struck is also being evaluated.

Robertson County Sheriff Bill Holt was also on scene. Today marks his last day as Sheriff as he prepares to hand the reins off to Michael Van Dyke at midnight tonight.

One hospitalized after shooting In Greenbrier……FULL STORY –> https://smokeybarn.com/tbi-investigating-officer-involved-shooting-in-greenbrier/

Posted by SmokeyBarn.com's Robertson County Daily on Friday, August 31, 2018

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