NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say an officer was hit by a car before shooting the driver in Nashville's entertainment district.

Police in downtown Nashville were flagged down at 12:30 a.m. Saturday and told that a man was waving a gun in his car.

Metro Nashville police said in a news release that officers approached but the motorist drove away, hitting other vehicles.

Police say the car struck Sgt. Kris Delap, who fired at least once. Police say the driver was wounded. He stopped at a gas station and was arrested.

Police said the driver, 30-year-old Pasquala Walls, was hospitalized in critical condition. Police said Walls, who is black, had warrants for aggravated assault and evading arrest.

Delap, who is white, was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.