KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Interstate 75 northbound in Campbell County has reopened after it was closed late Thursday night for some time following a pursuit of a robbery suspect ended in a shooting. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the circumstances leading to the officer-involved shooting.

According to a spokesman with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office a robbery occurred Thursday night at the Walmart in Jacksboro. Officers pursued the suspect on Veterans Memorial Highway/U.S. Highway 25W and on to I-75 northbound before the pursuit ended with an officer-involved shooting. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The TBI said Friday the suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Michael Raymond Hilton of North Carolina.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says their trooper was involved in the shooting that occurred at Mile Marker 137. The trooper was not injured. No information was given on the armed robbery suspect.

The roadway was closed after 8 p.m. at Exit 134. The roadway past the exit for Caryville, Jacksboro and LaFollette had remained closed with multiple law enforcement officers present. The northbound roadway was closed for multiple hours according to CCSO.

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