Metro Nashville police released video footage of a shootout that wounded an officer and killed a woman Friday morning.
Dash and body worn camera footage released Friday night by MNPD shows that around 9 a.m. while Officer Josh Baker was patrolling, he came across a black 2015 Chevrolet Camaro registered to Demond M. Buchanan, who was wanted on six outstanding warrants related to drug charges.
The car stopped in the parking lot of a Dollar General, at which point Baker discovered that the driver was actually Nika Nicole Holbert, 31, police spokesman Don Aaron said. Holbert was not licensed to drive, Aaron told the Tennessean Saturday.
After discovering what appeared to be marijuana and a white powder in her bag, Officer Baker attempted to arrest her, police say.
The video shows her grabbing her bag and running away from the officer who attempts to tase her. She then can be seen entering her car where the officer does tase her and tries to pull her out.
Seconds later, the video shows Officer Baker take a step back and scream at the woman "to put the gun down" and shots are exchanged.
Officer Baker was wounded in the torso below his body armor and remains hospitalized. He is reportedly in stable condition.
The woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The video shows that she tried to flee in the car and drove off the road shortly afterward.