Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 7:17 p.m.
After a domestic disturbance call that turned into an officer-involved shooting, Metro Police say the man who shot an 8-year-old child and a police officer is dead.
About 10 p.m. Friday, officers said they responded to University Medical Center to investigate a report of an 8-year-old child who was brought to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.
Police said the child’s family member reported a domestic disturbance at the home and that a shot had been fired, traveling through a wall and striking the child, who was in another room.
Officers then headed to the 1200 block of Wyatt Avenue, where they found blood outside the residence. When they entered the house, police said they were immediately met by gunfire.
One officer's head was grazed by a bullet. According to police, other officers returned fire. The wounded officer was then transported to University Medical Center by patrol car.
Police said after a perimeter was established, the suspect barricaded himself in the home and they attempted to negotiate with him, but shortly after 2 a.m., S.W.A.T. officers found the suspect deceased in the house.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an inquiry into the incident, police said. Their identity will be released after 72 hours.
Police are also asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to call their homicide section at 828-3521, and to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.