Rodney L Cole, 37

Nashville, Tennessee
June 28, 2017

Agencies: Metro Nashville Police Department Tennessee | Robertson County Sheriff's Office Tennessee

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 6 years ago


A Robertson County inmate was fatally shot Wednesday after he tackled a deputy and stabbed him with a screwdriver at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinic at 100 Oaks, police said, sending scores of terrified patients and shoppers scrambling for shelter.

The inmate, identified as Rodney L. Cole, 37, attacked Deputy Josh Wiley in a bathroom during a routine visit to the clinic. Wiley's partner, Deputy Tomisha Jones, rushed into the bathroom after hearing his cries for help, Metro police said.

Jones found Cole on top of her partner, stabbing him multiple times. She then shot at Cole.