2 arrested in attack of Metro officer in East Nashville - WSMV News 4

2 arrested in attack of Metro officer in East Nashville

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Officer Matthew Cammarn (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Officer Matthew Cammarn (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Brian Shannon (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Brian Shannon (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

For the second day in a row, a Metro police officer has been injured in East Nashville.

According to police, Officer Matthew Cammarn saw Brian Shannon hitting a woman at the James Cayce public housing development on Tuesday night.

When the officer confronted Shannon about it, Shannon allegedly shoved Cammarn to the ground and began hitting him.

Several bystanders recorded the incident on their cellphones.

Shannon ran away but was later arrested.

Police said they found four partial prescription Xanax bars in a plastic bag in Shannon's pocket.

Shannon has a no trespassing waiver at the James Cayce Homes.

Shannon is facing several charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer, evading arrest, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and drug possession. He is being held on a $37,000 bond.

A 17-year-old is also charged in assaulting the officer. He is in juvenile detention.

Cammarn is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a head injury.

Cammarn was the Metro Nashville Police Department's 2015 Police Office of the Year for his work saving the life of a teenage shooting victim.

This is the second time in less than 24 hours that an officer was injured in the same housing development. On Monday night, Officer Josh Hausman was trying to break up a fight between two women when he was cut with a sharp object on his left hand. Hausman went to the hospital for stitches and was released.

Mayor Megan Barry has issued this statement on the two assaults:

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