Metro Police Sgt. Mark Chesnut has been upgraded to critical-but-stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The 22-year Metro Police veteran, who was shot Thursday on a routine traffic stop, had been in critical condition. Hospital officials said he is showing signs of improvement. He remains in intensive care.
"The police department and Sgt. Chesnut’s family are grateful for the continuing prayers and expressions of concern from the Middle Tennessee area," Metro Police said in a release.
Mississippi escapee Joseph Jackson and Courtney Logan face charges of attempted murder and unlawful gun possession charges. They are each being held on at least $3 million bond.