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Body cam: Metro officer shoots suspect reaching for gun | News

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Metro Police are investigating after one of their officer’s shot and injured a man Monday afternoon on Dickerson Pike.

Officials say Officer Byron Boelter, who is an SRO at nearby Hunters Lane High School, was leaving the school when he came upon a crash on Dickerson Pike. 

Ofc.Byron Boelter

As Officer Boelter approached a blue Chevrolet Camaro that was involved in the crash, police say the driver, 20-year-old Rod Reed, reached for a gun that was on the dashboard. That is when officials say Officer Boelter shot the Reed in the leg. Police say Reed is at Vanderbilt in stable condition.

WARNING: The video you are about to see below is graphic. 

Police say Reed was driving a Blue Camaro at a high rate of speed when  struck a Black Nissan. The Nissan had a mother and daughter riding in it. 

The TBI confirms they are now investigating the shooting. Metro Police released a photo of the gun believed to have been reached for by Reed. 

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