BULLETIN: Deputy Dragged By Motorist, Suspect Shot Dead

by | Jun 24, 2023 | Local News | 0 comments

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A Shelby County deputy sheriff suffered serious injuries after he was dragged by a motorist on Rosswood Avenue. The motorist was shot dead.

The unnamed deputy approached a parked car around 9 a.m. Saturday morning when the driver tried to leave the scene.

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“For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated, resulting in the man driving off and dragging the deputy approximately 100 yards,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. “At some point, the deputy fired his service weapon at least once, striking the driver, who drove about a half mile further before stopping, and subsequently died on the way to the hospital. The deputy has been hospitalized with a variety of serious injuries.”

Some local news agencies suggested that the deputy just randomly fired at the motorist. See how Fox 13 covered the story (grammatical errors included):

A person is dead after a Shelby County Sherriff’s deputy shot them Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI).

According to TBI, the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office deputy was conducting a traffic stop when they shot and killed the person.

It happened near Rosswood Avenue when the deputy approached a parked car, nd tried to stop the driver from leaving the scene.

Fox 13

Sheriff Floyd Bonner told television station WREG that the deputy suffered multiple severe injuries. Bonner says there is also video footage of the incident from both the patrol car and the officer’s body camera.

KWAM will have continuing coverage of this incident throughout the weekend.

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