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Nashville Police Release Badge Cam Video From Fatal Shooting Of Woman On Friday

An officer was injured and a woman killed after an incident involving a vehicle owned by a man with multiple active warrants. The officer approached the vehicle and found a woman, who was the only one with the vehicle. The officer explained the situation and things were calm at first, but drugs were soon found in the woman’s purse.

From local media:

Things escalated when [Officer Josh] Baker attempted to detain Holbert. She grabbed her bag and ran away from the officer, who told her she was about “to get tased.” He pulled out his stun gun, and the woman screamed and ran into the vehicle, at which point Baker deployed the weapon on her, video footage shows. 

Seconds later, Baker took a step back and screamed at the woman “to put the gun down.” 

The footage show the two exchanging gun fire. The shot that hit Baker’s torso knocked him backwards in the parking lot. He immediately called dispatch to inform them he had been struck. Aaron said Holbert threw the pistol into the parking lot, which was later discovered by investigators. 

Holbert then drove the car away from the scene, soon crashing it in the bushes and ditch at the intersection of Brick Church Pike and Moorewood Drive. Emergency crews on the scene rendered aid to Holbert and transported her to Skyline Medical Center where she died.

The officer underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

Police have tough jobs and never know what to expect from one call to the next, or even at a random traffic stop. Every chance was given to the woman in this incident, and the officer absolutely acted properly in his response to a deadly threat.

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