Franklin Police are withholding the name of the 30-year-old robbery suspect who was shot by police Tuesday night as he attempted to flee from authorities. They believe he may be a suspect in other area holdups and want to talk to other victims before releasing his identity.
The suspect was shot by a Williamson County deputy and two Franklin Police officers Tuesday after he pointed a fake gun at the officers who had been pursuing him. He was in critical but stable condition after surgery Wednesday.
Police were responding to an armed robbery call from the Kroger pharmacy in Franklin when they encountered the suspect on Hillsboro Road. After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed his motorcycle near the intersection of Hillsboro Road and Fulton Greer Lane just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect pointed an Airsoft recreational replica of a .45-caliber handgun at the officers who opened fire.
Franklin Police officers Brad Dorman and Brett Spivey have been placed on routine administrative leave.
Another handgun found in the Kroger parking lot was originally believed to also be an Airsoft replica. Police have now determined that it was a loaded .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Prescription pain medications were the target of the robbery, and police said narcotics were found on the suspect.
No charges have been filed, but police say the suspect is facing aggravated assault, aggravated robbery charges as well as one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.