A man was shot by a Bradley County Sheriff’s deputy on Monday night after he crashed his vehicle following a police chase and was attacking a female passenger at Harry's Food Market, authorities said.
Bradley County deputies received a BOLO for a vehicle that had twice eluded city officers. A deputy observed a vehicle that matched the description of the car near the intersection of Springplace Road and Dalton Pike. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, which pulled into a convenience store where it struck a parked vehicle and metal barrier.
The sheriff's office said, "The suspect was engaged in inflicting injury to a female passenger and refused to obey the commands of deputies. The subject continued to struggle with the victim. After repeated commands deputies stopped the subject with gunshot."
The victim sustained multiple stab wounds and was transported to Erlanger Hospital. The suspect was struck once with gunshot and was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center.
District Attorney General Steve Bebb and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were called by the sheriff to investigate the incident. It is standard procedure for the TBI to investigate when a deputy must use deadly force, it was stated.