The suspect behind yet another movie theater shooting was declared dead after opening fire on a police officer early Wednesday afternoon in a Nashville, Tennessee, suburb.
Officers from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to reports of a man with a gun and a hatchet inside a showing of “Mad Max: Fury Road” at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road at 1:15 p.m. in Antioch, authorities said.
Don Aaron, a public information officer, said the gunman shot at a police office, prompting him to return fire. A SWAT team moved in and exchanged fire. Ultimately, he said, the suspect exited out the back door of the theater where he was confronted by more police officers who shot and killed him