Off-duty Nashville court officer attacked www.privateofficer.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn.Aug 31 2011 – An off-duty juvenile court officer was ambushed and assaulted at a gas station just north of downtown Nashville.
Officials said the attack happened at the Mapco Express at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street around 5:45 p.m. Monday.
The court officer was apparently filling an ice chest when four suspects walked up to the man and asked if he worked at the juvenile court. When the court officer responded that yes, he did work at the court, the four individuals attacked him.
Metro police said the suspects then got into a small black car and left the scene. The make and model was not known.
Several officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department responded to the scene.
The juvenile court officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. The extent of his injuries was not available. Officials said he was coherent when he left the scene.
The victim’s identity was not released.
Investigators said they believed the suspects may have been juveniles.
Anyone with information should contact CRIME STOPPERS at 74-CRIME