COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting after officers attempted to stop a suspect in connection to a Mount Pleasant shooting.
The incident began in Mount Pleasant at 1:41 a.m. when the suspect, identified as Jerry Patton, allegedly shot his domestic partner in both legs, according to authorities.
He stole the victim’s vehicle and left the scene.
The shooting victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center via life flight with unknown injuries.
Authorities sent the vehicle and suspect information out to officers in the surrounding areas and a Columbia officer spotted the vehicle at a convenience store on James Robertson Parkway.
When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle at around 2:30 a.m., the suspect rammed his cruiser.
Additional officers responded to the scene and pursued the suspect, boxing him in at the dead end of Old Highway 7.
The suspect rammed at least one patrol vehicle, and an officer fearing for his safety fired one shot into the suspects’ vehicle.
The suspect, who has not been identified by police, was stuck in the leg. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released at this time.
Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, Mount Pleasant police are investigating the domestic shooting, and the TBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting.
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