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The TBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Roane County after a police chase ended with a sheriff’s deputy firing his weapon through a car’s windshield.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the shooting occurred at the Airport Road exit off I-40 West.
A Roane County sheriff’s deputy clocked a Hyundai traveling at more than 100 miles an hour on Highway 27 in Harriman. The deputy turned on his lights and sirens and gave chase, but instead of pulling over, the car entered I-40 westbound and the pursuit continued to the exit ramp at mile marker 340.
There, the driver lost control and the car spun into a guardrail, where it came to a stop. The deputy got out of his car and was standing by his cruiser when the driver of the Hyundai drove forward and rammed the patrol car.
That’s when the deputy fired through the windshield, hitting the driver twice.
The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Roane Medical Center in Harriman and was later transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. A female passenger was also taken to the hospital for injuries unrelated to the shooting.
The identities of those involved were not immediately released.
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