Officer shot in foot while trying to capture suspect in Madison

An officer got shot in the foot after a struggle with a suspect on Gallatin Pike in front of a business in Madison, Danielle Jackson reports.
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 4:27 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2022 at 2:29 PM CST
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MADISON, Tenn. (WSMV) - A police officer was shot in the foot during an incident on Monday at about 1 p.m. at 2153 Gallatin Pike North.

According to officials, Aspen Dental called the police for a disorderly conduct service call. Three people were in a car in front of the business and an officer tried to speak to them when 36-year-old Elverto Chavez ran away from the car.

Field Training Officer Ben Williams and Rookie Officer Madison Rolon tried to detain Chavez. and the suspect tried to grab the gun, police said. When Officer Williams attempted to take Chavez into custody, he ran from the van.

Metro Police Officer Madison Rolon
Metro Police Officer Madison Rolon(MNPD)
Elverto Chavez, 36
Elverto Chavez, 36(MNPD)

Both officers gave chase across the parking lot where Chavez tripped on a curb and fell to the grass. As the officers tried to apprehend him, Chavez reached for Officer Rolon’s firearm and was able to discharge it while in her holster.

Officer Rolon suffered a graze wound to her foot. She was transported to Skyline Hospital where she was treated and released.

Chavez was transported to Nashville General Hospital for a minor injury. He has been charged with aggravated assault of an officer, evading arrest and resisting arrest upon release from the hospital. He is being held on a $80,000 bond.