A man is wanted after shooting a Hendersonville police officer during a chase in Madison on Monday night, officials said.
The man was identified as 34-year-old Samuel Quinton Edwards, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. The officer was non-critically wounded.
“He should be considered armed and very dangerous,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet Tuesday.
Police said Edwards fired shots into the officer’s SUV and abandoned his van in the 600 block of Gibson Drive. He then fled on foot, armed with two guns, according to MNPD.
Police believe Edwards then stole a white 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup truck from Gibson Drive. The keys were left inside the truck, MNPD said.
Truck found in Millersville, manhunt continues
Officials widely shared details about Edwards and the truck, including its license plate number. The Millersville Police Department later said the truck was found on Cycle Lane off Bethel Road on Tuesday morning.
“We are asking everyone in the area to be vigilant as the suspect has not been apprehended,” Millersville police said in a Facebook post shared around 8:55 a.m.
TBI issued a “blue alert” Tuesday morning as the hunt for Edwards continued, saying he is wanted by both MNPD and TBI for attempted criminal homicide and evading arrest. Edwards is 5’11”, has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 160 pounds.
The TBI alert also triggered messages on Tennessee Department of Transportation signs.
Anyone who spots Edwards or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).