Nashville, TN - A Robertson County Deputy is in critical condition after he was shot by an inmate Wednesday afternoon.
An inmate was being transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a doctor's appointment when he suddenly attacked the corrections officer at 100 Oaks. The prisoner grabbed the correction officer's gun, and shot the deputy twice.
The suspect was killed in the fight, according to NewsChannel5.
The deputy is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured deputy and his family.
UPDATE: Vanderbilt Medical Center has released the following statement:
"This afternoon at one of our clinics on the Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks campus there was an incident involving law enforcement officers from Robertson County escorting an inmate.
The incident was quickly resolved but resulted in the inmate being shot and is deceased and one officer being transported to Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital for treatment. There were no other injuries from this incident.
In accordance our policies, and out of an abundance of caution, employees and visitors on the One Hundred Oaks campus Were advised to shelter in place while a thorough sweep of the building was conducted by law enforcement officers. The safety and well-being of our patients and employees is always our first concern," said John Howser, Chief Communications Officer, VUMC.
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