(FOX) – A police officer is in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder Tuesday morning in Tennessee, according to police, who said the suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside a motel room.
Officer Terrance McBride, a 3-year veteran with the Metro Nashville Police Department, was shot while serving a warrant at the Cumberland Inn on West Trinity Lane in East Nashville.
Gunman who shot officer is dead in motel room with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to head.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 13, 2016
The 28-year-old officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was expected to make a full recovery, according to the police chief.
The initial shooting unfolded around 5:30 a.m. when McBride and a partner went to the motel on a tip that a person staying there had an outstanding warrant.
Police Chief Steve Anderson said a woman answered the door when the officers knocked at the hotel room. She let them in and fled the scene, News Channel 5 reported.
The two officers saw there was drug activity inside the room and began searching the rest of the room. When they reached the bathroom, the suspect reportedly pulled out a shotgun and fired.