Officer-involved shooting on Interstate 75 in Knox County leaves one dead, TBI investigating
Knox County, TN – TBI officials said the shooting occurred around 11:22 p.m. Thursday.
It happened on Interstate 75.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies and Jellico Police Department officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in Whitley County.
The Jellico officer and deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office pursued the vehicle until the driver lost control and crashed just passed the Raccoon Valley Road entrance ramp on I-75 in Knox County.
Upon approaching the vehicle, for reasons still under investigation, officers fired shots, striking the driver.
The unidentified suspect suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, where they later died.
No other injuries were reported, TBI said.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.