A 37-year-old man from Florida is dead, and a Nashville detective is recovering from a gunshot wound. The detective was reportedly shot by the armed car burglary suspect.
At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department got a report of an armed thief breaking into cars at The Parking Spot, an airport parking lot.
Bodycam footage shows that Det. Donovan Coble met Delama Casimir, the suspect, in the parking lot and told him to stop.
Then, Casimir jumped over a fence, and Coble followed him.
“During the chase, Detective Coble switched to his pistol just before Casimir pointed a.380 semi-automatic pistol over his shoulder at Coble and fired,” police said.
Coble returned fire while he was hurt, but the suspect kept running.
“I’m hit! I’m hit!” Coble shouted.
More film shows that SWAT Officer Tim Brewer found Casimir about an hour later. He was lying in some bushes.
“Oh, he’s got a gun in his hand,” a cop yells.
Delama Casimir’s gun was supposedly found near where he was found in the bushes.
“Roll over on your stomach! Roll over on your stomach now!”
Police say that Brewer “heard a gunshot and shot at Casimir.” Brewer, who is 42 and has been a police officer for 16 years, was not hurt.
At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the man from Pompano Beach, Florida, died.
Police said that they think Casimir was hurt by both Coble’s back fire and Brewer’s shots about an hour later.
Coble, who has been a police officer for four years and is 33 years old, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is expected to get better.