Officials: Inmate killed after shooting corrections officer at Nashville mall


Rodney Cole. Photo: Metro Nashville PD

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An inmate shot a corrections officer at 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville, officials said.

The inmate was then shot and killed, WTVF reported.

Robertson County Deputy Josh Wiley, who suffered two gunshot wounds to his leg, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is in critical condition.

WTVF reported the inmate was at the mall for a doctor’s appointment.

Metro Nashville Police identified the inmate as Rodney Cole, 37. He was in prison for robbing a bank.

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