NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The woman who died in an officer-involved shootout Friday morning had a lengthy criminal background, FOX 17 News has learned.
Around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Metro Police Officer Josh Baker pulled over a car in a parking lot on Brick Church Pike. The driver listed on the vehicle had six outstanding drug warrants. But it turned out the person actually driving the car was 31-year-old Nika Holbert.
"The situation developed from there into a shootout," MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron said in a press conference.
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Both Baker and Hobert were shot. Holbert drove away from the scene, and eventually crashed the car. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
As Officer Baker recovers, FOX 17 News is looking into Holbert's past.
According to online records from both Metro and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nika Holbert's criminal background includes several repeat misdemeanors, including driving with a revoked license and theft under $500.
Holbert also had a felony drug charge from 2010.
Her last listed interaction with law enforcement was a public indecency charge in 2017.
FOX 17 News tried calling several of Holbert's previous attorneys, but did not receive a response.
The Nashville Community Oversight Board has opened its own administrative investigation into the case to see if MNPD violated any policies in Friday's shootout. We reached out to them as well, but haven't heard back.