Spring Hill police officer assaulted at shopping center

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Spring Hill police officer was assaulted at a shopping center Thursday night.

It happened at 6:25 p.m. near the Target in The Crossings of Spring Hill.

Authorities told News 2 officers pulled over a Nissan SUV that matched the description of a vehicle that was driving recklessly.

The officer, whose name has not been released, reportedly got into an altercation with the driver, identified as 33-year-old Brandon McMahan, of Columbia.

In the process, a round was fired from the officer’s service weapon.

The bullet hit the building of a GNC store, but no one was hit. It was not immediately clear who fired the round.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries to his shoulders, lacerations to the face, and a broken nose.

He is listed in stable condition.

McMahan was booked into the Maury County Jail and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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