Authorities: Nashville police officer fatally shoots suspect

Nashville police say an officer has fatally shot a 43-year-old man who pulled a pistol when confronted.

Metro police spokesman Don Aaron tells The Tennessean ( that the man was shot just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and no officers were injured.

Robertson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Martin has identified the dead man as Sandy Joe Duke of Springfield.

Officials say Duke was a suspect in a home invasion earlier in the day in Robertson County. Aaron says Robertson County sheriff's officials were able to track the suspect to Nashville.

Aaron says the man initially fled officers when they ordered him to stop and then turned toward them with a pistol in hand. He says Officer Wesley McClelland opened fire at that point.

McClelland has been placed on administrative leave.

Duke and McClelland are both white.


Information from: The Tennessean,