Coopertown officer involved in shooting

Duile Anthony Campbell III

 In a pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a suspect was shot by a Coopertown Police officer on Tuesday, after the officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle on I-24.

The unnamed officer jumped into action after a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) call was made, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

It was around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 that the Juvenile Crime Task Force officers in Nashville first located a Kia with a Florida tag traveling on Clarksville Pike, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD).

The vehicle was reportedly being sought in connection with several robberies.

Task Force officers tried to stop the vehicle when the suspect, Duile Anthony Campbell III, 25, began driving erratically, a Metro release said.

“He drove on the wrong side of roadways, including Briley Parkway and Ashland City Highway,” the release said. “Three separate Juvenile Crime Task Force officers, driving marked police cars, were forced to take evasive action as Campbell drove at them in apparent intentional attempts to hit their vehicles.”

For concern for motorist safety, the pursuit was discontinued on the ground and handed over to a Metro Nashville helicopter.

The chopper monitored Campbell as he traveled north into Robertson County near Coopertown, where he reportedly exited and re-entered the interstate.

The TBI said the Coopertown officer positioned his vehicle next to stopped vehicles, blocking the lanes of travel.

“The officer got out of his car to approach Campbell’s vehicle,” the TBI report said. “…Campbell continued driving in the direction of the officer and the officer fired at the vehicle as the car drove toward him.”

Campbell reportedly then struck the driver’s side door of the officer’s car as he drove towards Clarksville, where he abandoned his vehicle in a neighborhood and fled on foot.

Clarksville Police were able to locate the suspect, the report said.

Campbell was transported to a hospital and treated for a non-fatal gunshot wound.

The Coopertown Police officer was not injured.

Campbell is being held in the Montgomery County Jail facing charges of reckless endangerment, evading arrest and driving on a revoked license.

His bond is set at $90,000, according to authorities.

The TBI does not identify the law enforcement officers involved in these types of incidents.

The case remains under investigation.

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