NASHVILLE — Nashville Police say a man fatally shot by officers had carjacked a woman and led police on an hour-long pursuit through the city.
Police said they fired on 51-year-old Aaron Dino Smith Jr. after he pointed a gun at officers outside a strip mall on Friday evening.
The Tennessean reports the chase began after Smith allegedly threatened a detective who was questioning him about a burglary at a motorcycle shop. Police say he fled and used a gun to threaten a motorist, forcing her out of her car, and then tried to run over the detective.
Police used the woman's cell phone to track the car, and Smith left it in a parking garage where officers found him outside a strip mall. They say Smith had two guns, and pointed one at the officers.