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Woman Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting

Woman Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting

CREATED Feb 12, 2014

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – A woman was injured Tuesday in a shooting involving two police officers in Antioch.

Officials with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said 52-year-old Pamela Hutcherson was shot just before 5 p.m. at a townhome on Bridgecrest Drive.

Police said Hutcherson's 30-year-old daughter called 911 after her mother fired a gun at a dog inside their condo.

When they arrived on the scene, investigators said Officers Sergio Espinoza and Joseph Progar found the daughter outside the home and saw Hutcherson inside with a gun. They said she was asked multiple times to put down the firearm but instead shut the door on the officers. 

According to police, they kicked open the door and the woman threatened them with the gun. They said they were forced to fire at her in an effort to protect themselves. 

Hutcherson was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where officials said she was in critical condition. Her daughter told police that her mother was depressed and upset about family issues at the time of the incident. 

A three-year-old child was also in the home at the time of the incident, along with Hutcherson's son-in-law and son.

No one else was injured in the shooting. 

Officers Espinosa and Progar, who graduated from the MNPD Academy in December 2012, are on routine administrative assignment while the investigation continues.