published Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Man shot by officers led pursuit through Nashville

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.

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