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La Vergne Police Department

Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] LPD Searches for Driver of Stolen Car Following an Officer Involved Shooting, Wreck

Wreck, Stolen Car, OIS, Chase

A single-vehicle wreck ended with a stolen car, officer-involved shooting and police pursuit early Friday morning in La Vergne.

Around 5:30 a.m. police got a call that a vehicle had flipped on Murfreesboro Road near Veterans Memorial Parkway. A good Samaritan pulled over to help and call 911 and exited his vehicle. When he did, the driver of the wrecked car got into the good Samaritan’s vehicle and began to back the vehicle up. As he did, he hit one of the occupants of the wrecked vehicle.

The driver fled the scene in the stolen car and turned around on Murfreesboro Road, headed west in the eastbound lanes. He began driving directly towards an officer who was responding to the scene and the officer fired one shot at the vehicle. Officers began to pursue the vehicle on Murfreesboro Road but ended the chase shortly after.

Police are asking anyone who sees a white Hyundai Sonata with the license plate 9W87K8 to call 911 or La Vergne Police at (615) 793-7744.

The vehicle that crashed on Murfreesboro Road was reported stolen out of Metro Nashville.

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