A Metro Nashville officer was shot while responding to a fabricated call of a shooting at a South Nashville home Tuesday evening.
Officer Brian Sherman was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds to his left arm after he was shot on Sugarloaf Drive, where officers had responded to a call of a shooting around 6:10 p.m. He has been treated and released.
The shooter—identified by authorities as Salman Mohammed, 22—reportedly killed himself, WKRN reports.
Metro police spokesperson, Don Aaron said officers had responded to the home after a man called 911 to report his brother had shot his mother and gunshots were being fired inside the residence.
“This was a ruse or a setup to get the police to come to the house,” Aaron said during a news conference Tuesday night.
Three officers, including Sherman, went to the front door of the home and as soon as they knocked, police said the door was opened and multiple shots were fired at officers.