Nashville police officer fatally shoots man after he ran from traffic stop

(NYDAILYNEWS) A Nashville man was fatally shot by a police officer after a foot chase led to an unspecified “struggle” and gunfire.

Jocques Scott Clemmons was the subject of a traffic stop Friday afternoon but began a struggle when he was approached by Officer Josh Lippert and then ran away, Metro Nashville Police said.

Police spokesman Michael Hager said that Lippert noticed a handgun in Clemmons’s hand during a second struggle and fired an unknown number of times at the 31-year-old.

Police shared a picture of a loaded .357 magnum pistol on their Twitter account, and said it belonged to Clemmons.

He was taken to a local hospital and the station reported early Friday evening that he had died.

Lippert,a five-year veteran, was placed on administrative assignment as the shooting is being investigated.

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