NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Metro Nashville Police Department detective who was in critical condition after being shot by a Florida man was able to walk out of the hospital on Monday night.
Det. Donovan Coble was shot last Thursday night when he located an armed suspect breaking into cars off Donelson Pike at a parking facility.
Police said Coble spotted the gunman in a rear parking lot and ordered the suspect to stop. That’s when the suspect ran and jumped the fence.
Det. Coble pursued the man and was shot in his side, leaving him in critical but stable condition. The suspect was later found in a brush pile where he fired a shot at SWAT officers and was fatally shot in return.
Police said the gun suspected car burglar Delama Casimir used to shoot Coble was stolen from the center console of an SUV parked at an airport area parking business for travelers. The owner of the SUV reported the gun stolen after returning to Nashville on Friday.
On Monday night, Det. Coble was released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and will continue to recover at home.
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