NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — John Drake Jr., son of Chief of Police John Drake, has been found dead.
On Saturday, Oct. 21, two La Vergne Police officers were shot following a stop to investigate a potential stolen vehicle. One officer was hit in the shoulder, and the other officer was hit in the forearm and groin.
Both officers have now been identified and are in stable condition. However, the suspect, John Drake Jr., remained unfound until a three-day manhunt led to the discovery that John Drake Jr. killed himself Tuesday night.
An update from the TBI says preliminary investigations suggest Drake Jr. died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
DEVELOPING: #MostWanted suspect John Drake, Jr. has died from what preliminarily appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. TBI special agents will investigate and await a full autopsy report. pic.twitter.com/ZdsHJs7ALB
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) October 25, 2023
This is a developing story. We will update as we have more information.
For more of our previous reporting on John Drake, watch below:
Police search for John Drake Jr., LaVergne Officers who were shot identified safe:
Police search for John Drake Jr.; La Vergne officers who were shot identified
John Drake’s mother asks Drake to ‘turn yourself in’:
John Drake Jr., your mother wants you to ‘do the right thing,’ turn yourself in.
Where is the search for John Drake Jr. focused now? Police don’t appear to be looking in La Vergne anymore:
Where is the search for John Drake Jr. focused now? Police don’t appear to be looking in La Vergne anymore