CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is continuing its investigation into an incident on I-40 at exit 329 that left a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputy and one suspect injured Saturday.
It all started when a trooper from the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a man who had a BOLO from Kentucky. When the man refused to stop, a chase ensued which led to the suspect attempted to exit and reenter the interstate at exit 329. In the process of doing so, a TBI press release said the suspect struck a CCSO vehicle head-on.
CCSO confirmed that patrol car belonged to Sgt. Kevin Davis, who was then airlifted to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
The suspect’s car, however, continued down an embankment where TBI said, “the situation escalated.” THP troopers and deputies approached the vehicle and one trooper fired at and hit the suspect, according to TBI. The suspect was also airlifted to a local hospital for medical care.
TBI said the reason shots were fired is still under investigation.
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