Clarksville officer injures, wounded man dies

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man whose shooting brought Clarksville police to a home has died and a responding officer has been wounded in an ambush.

The incident began Thursday morning when police were called because a man who had been shot was seeking help from people in the neighborhood. The Leaf-Chronicle quoted Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll in reporting police followed a blood trail to a house, but were ambushed by a man hiding behind a door. The officers didn't return fire, but retreated to a bedroom with one officer wounded in the arm.

A SWAT team got the officers out using a ladder and the gunman eventually surrendered.

The man who was initially shot later died. It wasn't clear whether his wounds had been caused by the suspect.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142930555 -
Gray Television, Inc.