3 detained for pursuit involving stolen car, pointing gun toward officers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three suspects have been detained in Murfreesboro after they allegedly pointed handguns at officers and lead them on a pursuit in a stolen car.

The Murfreesboro Police Department said officers responded to the area of E. Lytle Street after receiving reports of people showing a handgun in a black Nissan Altima. A short time later, a license plate recognition camera notified officers that the car was stolen.

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Officers started following the car and tried to stop it, but to no avail. The driver then traveled down Old Fort Parkway and then onto I-24, according to officials.

Police said the pursuit ended after a Rutherford County deputy saw the stolen car and stopped it on the Medical Center Parkway on-ramp at Exit 76.

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No one was injured, according to investigators.

Authorities said two men and a woman were immediately detained and charges are pending. The trio could face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and theft over $10,000 for the stolen car.

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