TBI investigating shooting involving sheriff’s deputies in Madison County
JACKSON, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is in Jackson investigating a shooting involving Madison County Sheriff’s deputies.
TBI says deputies attempted to make a traffic stop just before midnight along eastbound lanes of I-40 near mile marker 89. TBI says according to preliminary reports, the driver failed to stop and led deputies on a pursuit along nearby roads.
As the driver attempted to enter back onto I-40 from Law Road, TBI says one of the individuals got out of the vehicle and began to run across I-40.
During that foot chase, a deputy deployed a taser, according to investigators. The encounter is believed to have escalated resulting in the individual firing a handgun at the deputies, says TBI. As a result, four deputies returned fire, striking the individual.
The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene and a the second person in the vehicle was taken into custody.
TBI says no officers were injured during the incident.
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