Woman charged in connection to Tennessee officer shooting

Kathleen Daly (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 26-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder in connection to the shooting of a Metro police officer.

Kathleen Daly surrendered to authorities and was charged Sunday night. She is also facing charges for criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and giving false information to officers.

According to police, she had a hand in the shooting of Officer Terrance McBride on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Cumberland Inn on West Trinity Lane.

Daly reportedly opened the door to motel room 104 when Officers McBride and Ky Luu were checking out a citizen’s tip. They were told a man in the room, 43-year-old Paul Hardesty, was possibly wanted on outstanding warrants and had spoken about committing a robbery.

As the officers were checking the room, they say Hardesty opened fire from the bathroom with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Officer McBride was shot in the shoulder. He and Officer Luu then returned fire before leaving the room.

A few moments later, Hardesty used the shotgun to take his own life, according to police.

Officer McBride, who is a three-year veteran with the Metro Nashville Police Department, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a serious but non-life threatening injury. He underwent surgery for the wound and continues to recover.

Meanwhile, Daly is behind bars at the Metro Jail on $265,000 bond for her alleged role in the crime.

Police are also continuing to investigate whether she and Hardesty had any involvement in robberies and burglaries in the mid-state.

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