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Deputy, subject exchange fire on Saturday

MOORE COUNTY — On Saturday, Moore County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) responded to an armed, suicidal subject that ended in an exchange of gun fire.

According to Metro Sheriff Tyler Hatfield, deputies arrived on scene at a Powell Hollow Road home around 2:40 p.m. Once on scene, deputies attempted to make contact with the subject inside his home but were unsuccessful. As deputies checked other buildings on the property for the subject, he appeared at the garage door and confronted deputies before going back inside.

“Before other personnel could arrive, the suspect exited the home and began walking in the back yard with a weapon. At 3:13 pm, the suspect fired two rounds from a handgun and soon walked into a barn located on the property and closed all the doors,” according to a press release.

Around 3:25 p.m., additional MCSD personnel arrived on scene and set up a perimeter around the home to protect neighbors. Moore County Volunteer Fire Department, Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol also closed all surrounding roads. Moore County EMS remained staged nearby in case of emergency medical needs.

The armed suspect then exited the barn and started a dialogue with deputies who were trying to prevent him from re-entering the home because MCSD believed more weapons were inside. Soon after, the suspect started walking toward a gate that led back into home.

That’s when a MCSD deputy attempted to stop him by non-lethal means and used a taser.

“When the taser was deployed, a deputy advanced on the suspect in an attempt to subdue him in conjunction with the taser deployment. At this time, the suspect retrieved a 9mm pistol from his waistband, fired a shot, and was subsequently shot by the deputy,” according to the press release.

The deputies and EMS rendered aid on scene before transporting the suspect to Tullahoma Airport, where he was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for further treatment. According to Sheriff Hatfield, the suspect remains there in stable condition.

Local authorities notified District Attorney General Robert Carter and requested that TBI investigate. No other details are available at this time. •

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