Tennessee man on the run after shooting police officer: ‘Armed and extremely dangerous

Samuel Quinton Edwards, 34, reportedly shot a Henderson police officer in Nashville suburb

manhunt is underway in Tennessee for an armed suspect who reportedly shot and wounded a police officer during a car chase Monday night, authorities said.

Officers blanketed the area of Gibson Drive in Madison, a suburb in northeast Nashville, in search of the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Samuel Quinton Edwards, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. Edwards has yet to be caught as of Tuesday morning.

“Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

The shooting unfolded during a pursuit that ended on Gibson Drive, according to investigators. Edwards allegedly fired shots at a Henderson police officer’s patrol vehicle, striking the officer. 

Authorities described the officer’s injury as “non-critical,” but did not provide further details.