Shooting on Buena Vista Pike

Metro Police are at the scene of a disturbance on Buena Vista Pike. (WSMV)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- The man killed in a shooting involving Metro Police officers Friday night at the Overlook Ridge Apartments on Buena Vista Pike has been identified. An officer was also shot during the incident.

Officials with Metro Police identified the officer as 24-year-old Samuel Galluzzi. Police say Galluzzi was shot in the thigh and ankle. His injuries are non-critical. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Galluzi has been with the force since 2016.

Police officials said Sunday that Galluzzi is now out of surgery and is recovering.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrived to the scene Friday night and is leading the investigation.

TBI officials have now identified the deceased suspect as 31-year-old Sershawn Martez Dillon. 

According to TBI spokesperson Josh DeVine, Metro officers responded to the apartment complex around 10:30 p.m. in response to reports of shots fired. When they arrived on scene, officers spotted Dillon, who matched the description of a suspect involved in a pistol whipping earlier that night.

As officers arrived, Dillon, who was armed, ran inside one of the apartments in the complex. TBI says they have no reason to believe the man lived in that apartment or knew the residents who were inside at the time.

DeVine said officers approached the residence, and the situation escalated into gunfire between Dillon and two Metro Police officers. Galluzi was one of those officers.

The TBI said Dillon was shot. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. Forensic scientists are currently investigating the area. 

Officials are trying to learn what happened between the man entering the apartment and the exchange of gunfire.

Through further investigation, TBI officials said Dillon has also been connected to a stranger sexual assault nearby just before his encounter with police. 

Stay with News4 for updates. 

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