#VIDEO: Metro police say this video shows Pasquala Walls nearly strike several pedestrians with his car at Broadway & 5th. Sgt. Kris Delap was hit & shot Walls, critically wounding him, police added. @WKRN pic.twitter.com/wFXBYf6ld9— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) September 7, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Metro Police officer shot a man who struck the officer with his car early Saturday morning.
The incident started along 5th Avenue and Broadway just after midnight. Police say someone flagged them down and told them a man was waiving a gun and threatening people from inside his car.
When officers approached the suspect’s Chrysler 300, he drove off and nearly hit pedestrians. Police say he hit a patrol car and at least three civilian vehicles.
The driver also struck Sergeant Kris Delap, who then fired shots at the vehicle, hitting the suspect.
The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Pasquala Walls, who is from Memphis.
Walls drove down to the Exxon on 12th Avenue and Broadway, got out of his car, and ran away on foot. A group of citizens chased after him and Walls ended up falling to the ground after a struggle with the group, police say. That’s when police got to the scene learned Walls had in fact been shot.
Police recovered a loaded nine-millimeter pistol from Walls’ car that had an extended magazine with 26 rounds. The gun was in the front floor board of the car.