Man accused of threatening to kill 3 officers during north Nashville traffic stop

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is accused of threatening to kill three officers during a traffic stop in north Nashville Wednesday.

Police reported Laquenzo Lilli, 39, was driving on Alameda Street when he failed to stop at a stop sign and swerved over the double yellow line twice.

Once officers initiated the traffic stop, they reportedly determined Lilli was under the influence as they could smell alcohol on his breath and observed an open container of beer in his lap.

After Lilli allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, he reached between the driver’s seat and center console, according to an affidavit.

When officers demanded Lilli stop reaching between the seat, he allegedly said he had a gun and was going to kill all of the officers and his passenger.

Police reported one of the officers deployed their stun gun and another officer was able to wrestle the gun away from Lilli.

The gun in Lilli’s possession was a .22 caliber revolver that was loaded with five bullets, according to police.

Police reportedly discovered .8 grams of marijuana in Lilli’s pants pocket, a 10mg hydrocodone pill on the driver’s seat, a crack pipe in the driver’s side door and a digital scale in the center console.

Lilli was booked in the Metro jail and charged with resisting arrest, three counts of assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence and felony possession of a handgun. His bond was set at $290,000.

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