Nashville shooting leaves ATF agent seriously wounded; suspect dead

The exchange of gunfire took place around 2:15 p.m. as authorities attempted to take the suspect, identified as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, into custody on a drug-related investigation. 

The injured ATF agent was being treated at a Nashville-area hospital. His name was not immediately released.

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Wellman, a federal drug suspect, was killed during the shooting, according to authorities. Nashville police said he had a history of drug arrests, FOX 17 of Nashville reported.

An ATF agent was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The suspect, Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, pictured above, was killed. (Metro Nashville PD)

An ATF agent was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The suspect, Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, pictured above, was killed. (Metro Nashville PD)

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