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Hendersonville manhunt ends with suspect dead after shootout in KY

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police confirmed that a man wanted in Tennessee was killed by Kentucky State Police in Louisville, KY Tuesday.

On Monday, Canine units with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department pursued a lead off I-65 South above Millersville.

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Since then the city of Millersville shared this update:

As of 3:15 pm, Samuel Edwards is still at large. Two police tracking dogs tracked the suspect into the wooded area on I-65 between the north and southbound lanes south of Bethel Road. The southbound lanes of I-65 were shut down while law enforcement thoroughly searched the area. We have since received creditable information that the suspect is no longer in our immediate area. However, until the suspect is in custody we are asking our citizens to remain vigilant, keep their doors locked, and notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity or possible sightings of the suspect.

City of Millersville Police Department Facebook


The southbound side of I-65 was closed as canine officers hit on the scent of 34-year-old Samuel Edwards, who is wanted in Monday night’s shooting of a Hendersonville Police officer Cameron Ferrell in Madison.

Millersville Police announced Tuesday morning they located the stolen truck believed to have been taken by Edwards after he shot the officer and ran.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Blue Alert on Tuesday morning for Edwards, who now faces charges of attempted first-degree murder of an officer and evading arrest. The Blue Alert clarifies he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Millersville Police Department said the white Chevrolet Silverado was located on Cycle Lane, near Bethel Road, and asked that residents in the area be aware that Edwards had still not been apprehended.

Hendersonville Police initiated a traffic stop just after 7:55 p.m. on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard. Metro Police said a Hendersonville officer called in a tag number on a black van and it did not match. The officer then tried to stop the van. Shortly after beginning the pursuit, someone inside the van began shooting at the officer.

Police said Edwards abandoned his van on Gibson Drive in Madison and fled on foot on Monday. Fast forward to Tuesday night and Edwards is now dead after an exchange of gunfire with Kentucky State Police.

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