Officer John Anderson. 
 - Image courtesy of Metro Nashville Police Department / Twitter. 

Officer John Anderson. 

Image courtesy of Metro Nashville Police Department / Twitter. 

An officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department was killed in a crash with a fleeing suspect vehicle near downtown Nashville early Thursday morning.

The agency said on Twitter, "It is with extreme sadness that the MNPD confirms the on-duty death of Central Precinct Officer John Anderson."

In the very early hours of the morning his patrol vehicle was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl identified as Jayona Brown.

Brown has been booked into juvenile detention on charges of vehicular homicide by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license and juvenile curfew violation.

The 28-year-old officer was a four-year veteran of the force.

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