Police: Fugitive shot, killed after pulling pistol on Nashville officers

PHOTO: WKRN
PHOTO: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A fugitive wanted in Robertson County for nearly a week has died after being shot by Metro police Tuesday afternoon after authorities say he pulled a pistol on officers.

The shooting happened near Dickerson Pike and Donald Street around 2 p.m. Witnesses told News 2 they heard four or five gunshots.

Prior to the deadly shooting, police spokesman Don Aaron said the suspect, Sandy Duke, was involved in a home invasion on Hancock Road where a man was tied up and weapons and a vehicle were both stolen.

Upon fleeing the home, Robertson County deputies determined Duke was in the Nashville-area and notified Metro police of his possible whereabouts.

Duke was located and ultimately shot after he pulled a pistol on officers. He was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Police said the vehicle stolen has since been recovered.

At the time of Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting, Duke was wanted in Robertson County for violating his bond conditions.

Officer Wesley McLelland, who fired at Duke, is a four-year veteran and has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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