In a tragic incident, a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop on Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI).
The incident occurred near Rosswood Avenue in Memphis when the deputy approached a parked car and attempted to stop the driver from leaving the scene.
The situation escalated, resulting in the driver dragging the deputy approximately 100 yards before the deputy fired his gun at least once, hitting the driver. The driver died on the way to the hospital, while the deputy sustained serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment.
TBI agents are investigating the incident to determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. The identity of the driver and the deputy involved in the incident have not been released.
The incident has sparked outrage and concern among the community, with many questioning the use of force by law enforcement officers. The TBI has assured the public that they are conducting a thorough investigation and will release more information as it becomes available.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has not released a statement regarding the incident, and it is unclear whether the deputy involved will face any disciplinary action.