Suspect dead, Cumberland Co. deputy hospitalized

Suspect dead, Cumberland Co. deputy hospitalized after shooting

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David Fish (Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Department) David Fish (Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Department)
"I told my children not to go over there," explained Whittenberger. "I told my children not to go over there," explained Whittenberger.

CROSSVILLE (WATE) - A Cumberland County deputy was injured and another person killed during a confrontation Sunday.

The shooting happened on Mailand Road, northwest of Crossville, shortly before 7:00 p.m.

Deputy Jonathan Human was responding to a trespassing call on Spooner Drive. The suspect, David Fish, 41, had entered the property and when the deputy approached him, Fish attacked the deputy.

Human then shot and killed Fish.

"The altercation took place as the officer was attempting to arrest Fish and Fish suffered fatal wounds," explained Investigator Casey Cox, with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Human was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. He is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation by the TBI, which is standard procedure.

Neighbors say Fish's ex-fiance lived in the house.

"He was living in the basement of the house and got kicked out by the gentleman who owns the house. The gentleman was his future father-in-law," explained Tabitha Whittenberger, a neighbor.

People living in the area said they were leery of Fish when he lived there.

"I told my children not to go over there," explained Whittenberger.

"What she told me was that he stalked her," said Kevin Moore, about how he says Fish harassed a female friend.

Fish's criminal history shows a restraining order taken out against him. He also has multiple domestic assault charges, among other crimes.

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