NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville police now said a suspect is claiming self-defense after he shot a man holding a machete on a road in Antioch.
Police said the suspect and another person decided to follow a man in a white pickup truck, claiming the truck was stolen. The incident happened Friday at 4856 Goodwin Road around 3:30 p.m.
The suspect told police the driver of the white pickup stopped the vehicle and branded a machete. It was then police said the suspect shot the man wielding a knife.
Authorities with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and had no further information to provide at this time.
Two things: I hope that the driver of the pick-up actually got out and advanced with the machete in a threatening manner and that the local prosecutor is not one seeking the spotlight.
Still more information is needed, but I am going to quote Jim Cirillo once again.
”You are not sworn to endanger your life to apprehend a dangerous criminal, nor you are paid to do it.”
PS: I also hope their lawyer is good and cheap.