NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville police detective has been placed on administrative leave after officials say he inadvertently shot a man in the ankle while making an arrest.
The Tennessean reported that Det. Charles McEachron's AR-15 rifle went off as he arrested 25-year-old Genaro Novarro Pascual on Sunday night. Police say Pascual was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition.
Police say McEachron strapped the rifle to his chest before the arrest. He will remain on leave pending an internal investigation.
McEachron had been responding to reports of a man firing a gun Sunday night. During a struggle, police say, McEachron's rifle discharged, striking Pascual in the ankle.
Police filed warrants against Pascual, including for possession of a firearm while intoxicated, alteration of a firearm serial number and resisting arrest.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.