Shooting Investigation

Monroe County, TN - On 03/12/22 at around 11:44 pm deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of the 5500 block of highway 411. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was able to give a description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, while deputies were rendering aid to the victim the suspected shooter drove by pointing a handgun at deputies. At this time deputies gave pursuit and were able to perform a successful pit maneuver ending the pursuit only yards from the shooting.

The suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to engage deputies with a handgun before fleeing into a tree line. The suspect ran towards the 600 block of Gudger Road where he again challenged a deputy with a handgun.

At this time the deputy was forced to shoot the suspect. The suspect was transported to UT medical center for treatment. The investigation has been turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of investigation.

The deputy involved with the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per policy and the suspect status at this time will not be released.

More information in regards to this incident will be made available upon the completion of the investigation. We ask for your prayers for our deputy, the victim and suspect and their families.