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Wanted man fatally shot in Morristown after ramming police cars

Staff report • May 10, 2018 at 2:04 PM

MORRISTOWN — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Thursday morning officer-involved shooting in Morristown that left a wanted man dead.

According to a TBI press release, the incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Officers with the Morristown Police Department observed a male subject, known to have outstanding warrants, inside a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Hayter Drive.

As police attempted to take the subject into custody, he reportedly began driving toward officers in an effort to get away, hitting two police vehicles in the process. During the escalation of events, according to the TBI, one of the officers fired his service weapon into the subject’s vehicle, striking him.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. A female passenger in the subject’s vehicle was not injured. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

The TBI said special agents will gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence as part of an ongoing investigation into the incident. Findings will be shared with the district attorney general throughout the process for his consideration and review.

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