Report of Shots fired at Nashville Theater

Aug 5, 2015 3:44 PM by News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The latest on reports of shots fired at a movie theater in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Police say the suspect in a shooting at a Nashville-area movie theater was armed with a hatchet and a gun before being shot by an officer.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for Metro Nashville police, said Wednesday that one person may have suffered a hatchet wound. He did not have further details.

Aaron says an officer came into the theater and was fired upon by the suspect. The officer shot back, then backed off. After that, a SWAT team came in, and there was another exchange of gunfire. The suspect was then found dead.

The suspect had two backpacks, which are being checked by authorities.


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