NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A police officer was in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder Tuesday morning in Tennessee, according to police, who said the suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside a motel room.

Police Officer Terrance McBride, a 3-year veteran, was shot in the shoulder while serving an arrest warrant, according to Metro Nashville Police Department via Twitter.

The 28-year-old officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was expected to make a full recovery, according to Chief Steve Anderson.

The initial shooting unfolded around 5:30 a.m. when McBride and a partner went to the motel on a tip that a person staying there had an outstanding warrant.

Chief Anderson said a woman answered the door when the officers knocked at the hotel room. She let them in and fled the scene, News Channel 5 reported.

McBride and his partner noticed there was drug activity inside the room and began searching. When they reached the bathroom, the suspect reportedly pulled out a shotgun and fired.

The officers opened fire, but didn’t see the shooter before retreating.

Anderson said the female suspect is not in police custody.

Guests at the motel were evacuated as a SWAT team worked to secure the scene.

Metro Nashville PD said the gunman that shot Officer McBride was a parolee from New York. The state of Tennessee assumed his supervision. His name has not been released pending notification of relatives.

Photo courtesy Metro Nashville Police Department.