The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has confirmed that a person was shot and killed by a Shelby County Sherriff’s deputy early on Saturday morning.
When the deputy from the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office opened fire, they were reportedly conducting a traffic stop.
An incident occurred on Rosswood Avenue when a deputy went up to a parked automobile and tried to prevent the driver from fleeing the area.
Unknown factors led to the escalation that ended with the man fleeing in his car while dragging the deputy for around 100 yards.
TBI claims that at least once during the incident, the deputy discharged his weapon, striking the motorist.
The driver tragically passed away on the route to the emergency room.
The tweet below verifies the news:
According to TBI, the driver dragged the deputy approximately100 yards before gun fire rang out, killing the driver. https://t.co/LLU7NSy2hX
— FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) June 25, 2023
The sheriff’s deputy is still recovering from his injuries.
TBI agents are still independently gathering evidence and conducting interviews to establish the sequence of events that led up to the incident.
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