26-year-old evades arrest after Metro police manhunt in Donelson

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An attempted homicide suspect is wanted after Metro police say he evaded arrest Tuesday afternoon in Donelson.

Tommie Bowie, 26, is accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend on July 9 and firing at least one shot toward her.

According to authorities, he was riding in a car on Briley Parkway near McGavock Pike when the driver noticed a police helicopter above shortly after 1:40 p.m.

Metro police told News 2 the driver apparently got nervous and somehow crashed the car, which then ignited in flames on Briley Parkway.

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The driver, whose identity remains unknown, was taken into custody. It’s unclear if charges will be filed.

Bowie got away after running toward McGavock Pike, prompting a heavy response from Metro police, who flooded the area with officers.

Authorities used both a helicopter and K-9 units on the ground to search for Bowie in the area of Waffle House and what is now the Catholic Pastoral Center.

The 26-year-old was able to evade arrest. Anyone who recognizes him and knows his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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