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Manhunt continues for Nashville police chief’s son suspected in shooting of 2 Tennessee officers

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee were searching Sunday for the estranged son of Nashville’s police chief as the suspect in the shooting of two police officers outside a Dollar General store. Authorities said officers in the city of La Vergne were investigating a stolen vehicle outside the store Saturday  when they struggled with the suspect, who pulled a handgun and shot them. Police identified the suspect as John C. Drake, Jr., the son of Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake. A spokesperson for the city of La Vergne identified the officers as Ashley Boleyjack and Gregory Kern. Boleyjack was released from the hospital Saturday night, while Kern was kept overnight for observation and is in stable condition.

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