Police opened fire on a Nashville man who shot at officers executing a court-issued search warrant late Thursday night at a north Nashville home, Metro Police have reported.
The man, Quincy Maurice Fuqua, 32, was shot in the mid-section and is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.
Fuqua, a convict felon for marijuana possession and four other misdemeanor drug convictions, was the target of the narcotics search warrant, according to police.
Police reports say that Fuqua was inside a home at 2406 Booker St. when several officers arrived shortly before midnight in marked Metro Police patrol cars with blue lights activated. Despite knocks and calls of “Police, search warrant!” Fuqua did not open the door.
After officers kicked in the door, Fuqua, armed with a pistol, retreated from the front room while firing at them, police said. It was then that officer Matthew Grindstaff, dressed in marked police gear, fired back with his department-issued shotgun, according to reports.
Grindstaff, a four-year police department veteran, is on routine administrative assignment while the shooting is investigated by the department’s centralized Homicide Unit.