For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2018
, United States Attorney
Donald Q. Cochran
Contact: David Boling
Clarksville Man Facing Federal Charges After Shooting at Police Officers
Nashville Field Division
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 26, 2018 – Elique Camacho, 21, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of domestic violence, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
“This is another example where someone committed an act of violence against our police officers and now, if convicted, faces up to 10 years in federal prison - without parole,” said U.S. Attorney Cochran. “We continue to repeat this message - if you commit an act of violence against a law enforcement officer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will review the facts and if appropriate, as it is in this case, we will bring federal charges.”
According to the indictment, on June 24, 2018, Clarksville police officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit of Camacho, who was fleeing apprehension. As he was fleeing from the police, Comacho fired several rounds from his vehicle at pursuing officers, before hiding overnight in a wooded area. Comacho was located and arrested the following morning and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Clarksville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooke Schiferle is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.