An unidentified person was shot and killed by an Anderson County Sheriff’s Department deputy in Marlow on Saturday morning after the suspect fled on foot from a traffic stop and then tried to take the deputy’s weapon during a struggle on Pine Ridge Road, authorities said.
Authorities aren’t releasing the name of the suspect or the deputy, who was injured and taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, where he was treated and released.
The deputy had stopped the suspect’s car at about 10:22 a.m. Saturday, Anderson County Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said in a statement.
“The driver pulled into a driveway, jumped from the car, and fled on foot,” Lucas said. “The deputy gave chase and a short distance later was confronted by the suspect, where a struggle ensued with the suspect trying to take the deputy’s duty weapon. The suspect was shot and killed.”
Lucas said the deputy and “all other personnel involved in the incident will receive critical incident debriefings over the next few days.”
He said Anderson County District Attorney Dave Clark was notified, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was asked to investigate, which is standard when an officer is involved in a shooting.
“At this time, the TBI is working to positively identify the suspect and notify the next-of-kin,” Lucas said. “The suspect’s name will not be released until then.”